Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen, Norman North's David Cornwell both suffer minor injuries in showdown

The scrimmage featuring Oklahoma quarterback commitment Justice Hansen and Alabama quarterback commitment David Cornwell was as advertised until Hansen tweaked a hamstring and Cornwell rolled his ankle.
by Jacob Unruh Published: August 22, 2013

Hansen opened the scrimmage with a 51-yard TD pass to senior Malik Earl on short pass, and then watched Cornwell and Norman North go just four plays on their opening series.

But Norman North quickly responded with an interception, taking advantage of a pass off the hands of a Santa Fe receiver.

Cornwell then nailed a 51-yard TD pass in the end zone.

Hansen, not to be outdone, then responded with his long TD run before exiting.

“That kid's frustrating to defend — his release, the velocity on the football, the accuracy he threw with,” Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said about Cornwell. “It was frustrating.

“On the other hand, you've got Justice who throws a good ball and then the way he runs the football, as well. I'm sure that frustrates people, too. I think it's just two very impressive quarterbacks.”

Afterward, each quarterback spoke highly of the other.

“I have a lot of respect for him, seeing him around the block a lot,” Cornwell said about Hansen. “Seeing him at midfield, when you meet these guys they're just like you.”

But for Hansen, he maintained that the scrimmage wasn't just about the quarterbacks.

It was a sentiment Manning agreed with.

“It's about a lot more than Cornwell and Hansen,” he said. “There's a lot of good football players that fought their hearts out making plays. But as a coach watching the game, I think you have to be really impressed with both players.”

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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