TULSA — On the bus heading to the Class 6A state title game, Edmond North kept replaying one scene from the movie “Miracle.”
The Huskies watched Herb Brooks address the 1980 United State Olympic hockey team over and over.
“If we played 'em 10 times, they might win nine,” Brooks told the team in the film. “But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them.”
All Edmond North needed was to win one of those 10. But the Huskies did it three days in a row.
And with a 3-0 win over No. 1 Broken Arrow, the Huskies did it Saturday, taking home the Class 6A state title at Oral Robert's J.L. Johnson Stadium.
“One out of 10, that's all we needed and that's what we got,” Edmond North catcher Scott Johnson said. “We were sick and tired about hearing how good Owasso was going into the tournament and we got that one and just kept it going from there.”
Edmond North, ranked No. 15, came into the tournament as long shots to make the championship game, let alone bring home a title.
The Huskies mowed down No. 2 Owasso in the first round, the first time the Rams had failed to make the title game since 2002.
In the semifinals, they downed No. 4 Yukon.
Then Saturday, Edmond North pulled off yet another shocker by beating the defending champions.
“We knew we could do it the whole time,” Edmond North pitcher Tyler Welch said. “I hope all the other west-side teams look at what we did and know that it can be done.”
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