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Edmond North shuts out Edmond Memorial for second straight season

Edmond North picked up from where it left off last year in Friday night's season opener, playing punishing defense and displaying a relentless ground game.
by Ed Godfrey Published: August 31, 2012

“Marque is probably the most seasoned guy. He is the littlest of the three,” Dombek said. “He is very shifty but he is very strong and has got decent speed. He is probably the guy that gets it right now, sees it the fastest.

“Ezel knows multiple positions in the offense so we are able to spread him out. He is the fastest of the three. He has been clocked anywhere from 4.42 to 4.48. When he gets out in the open and decides to go, he is hard to catch up to. Michael is just a big, strong runner that is hard to bring down. All three are going to contribute to any success that comes our way.”

The one bright spot for Edmond Memorial was the running of sophomore quarterback Warren Wand, who reminded many Bulldog fans of a quarterback they had two years ago named Kameron Doolittle.

Not counting the negative yards against Wand from quarterback sacks, the young Bulldog signal caller rushed for 129 yards on 19 carries.

“He is exactly like Doolittle,” Byford said. “He is a real slippery guy. He has real good balance and if you don't wrap him up, he's eighty-eight and out the gate.”

However, the Bulldogs must find a passing game to compliment Wand's running ability. Wand was 0-of-12 through the air. The only pass Edmond Memorial completed Friday night was by backup quarterback Tyler Holcomb for 4 yards.

Hoskins was 11-of-16 for 105 yards, but scored twice on the ground. It was such a good evening for Edmond North, that when Hoskins missed a handoff to Farmer, he tucked it and turned into an 11-yard touchdown run.

Edmond North kicker Trevor Moore displayed a strong leg, constantly kicking it into the end zone as the Bulldogs had to start eight drives from their own 20. Moore also connected on a 33-yard field goal, but missed a 39-yard attempt when the ball hit the right goal post.