High school football: Dupree Young helps Norman thump Moore

Young's 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gives Tigers momentum in 28-10 victory over Lions
by Jacob Unruh Published: September 6, 2012
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photo - Norman's Imond Robinson (21) carries the ball on a long touchdown run during a high school football game between Moore and Norman in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Norman's Imond Robinson (21) carries the ball on a long touchdown run during a high school football game between Moore and Norman in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“It was very crucial,” Long said. “We executed very well in the first half. We hit those holes; they were wide open for me on that run and wide open for Bam on that other run. Our O-line did a great job in the first half and executed really well.”

Long finished with 142 yards on nine carries. He completed just 4 of 9 passes for 37 yards but did not attempt a pass until nearly five minutes remained in the second quarter.

But the second half was a different story.

Norman (1-1) failed to score, and kicker Matt Hockett missed a 36-yard field goal, leaving a bad taste in the Tigers' mouth heading into next week.

“The scoreboard wasn't really that great,” Young said. “There's always places to improve. We can't stay complacent.”


by Jacob Unruh
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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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