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Class 6A state championship notebook: Second-half spark not enough for Norman North

Timberwolves never gave up despite trailing 41-7 at halftime.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 30, 2012
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EVANS' TD STREAK ENDS

Norman North senior and recent Oklahoma commit Jordan Evans had been a big-play spark for the Timberwolves lately, recording a special-teams return touchdown in each of the three previous games in the playoffs.

But the streak ended Friday night. Evans was back on kickoff and punt returns, but was rarely kicked to.

Among his three returns, one was killed because a teammate called for a fair catch, and he was unable to cleanly field another bouncing kickoff.

GOING GOLD

The Jenks student body clearly understands how to celebrate the pursuit for a gold ball.

The majority of the student section was clothed some sort of gold clothing. The cheer squads had gold pom-pons and painted their shoes gold. And a few fans chose gold body paint to show their support. Another wore a gold football helmet with red JENKS letters on the sides.

Win-Win champs honored

Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White were on hand at halftime to present trophies to the winners of the OSSAA's annual Win-Win Week.

Southmoore (6A), Del City (5A), Tecumseh (4A), Lexington and Purcell (3A), Mounds (2A), Canton (A) and Boise City (B) were named state champions.

The schools were among the 60 in the state that participated in the annual program, which encourages schools to raise cancer awareness and funds for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. The schools statewide combined to raise nearly $84,000.

BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND RYAN ABER

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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