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High school football: Edmond North survives early scare from Edmond Memorial, advances in 6A playoffs

The Huskies blew open a tight game in the second half to post a 34-7 first-round victory at Wantland Stadium.
by Ed Godfrey Published: November 8, 2012
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photo - Edmond North's Chad Whiteley, left, and Luke Hoskins celebrate after Hoskins scored a touchdown against Edmond Memorial during a high school football playoff game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Chad Whiteley, left, and Luke Hoskins celebrate after Hoskins scored a touchdown against Edmond Memorial during a high school football playoff game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Edmond North (10-1) seized command in the third quarter when its offensive line and running game took control.

Farmer scored on a 34-yard run on the Huskies' first possession of the second half and quarterback Luke Hoskins connected with wide receiver Luke Rossi for a 38-yard scoring strike on their second series.

Farmer, who rushed for 126 yards on 15 carries, added another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run. Depp finished with 14 carries for 104 yards.

“We could tell things were going to turn in our favor,” Dombek said. “Our offensive line was feeling confident. I think they played great.

“They (Edmond Memorial) were throwing some different looks at us, multiple fronts, and stuff that we have never seen before. Our kids did a great job communicating with coaches and fixing some things. They had a great plan for us but our kids did a great job adjusting to it.”

Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth had high praise for the Huskies, who he thinks can make a deep playoff run.

“I think they are really good,” Merideth said. “They are definitely as good as any team we've played all year. They've got a good offensive line and a good running game and they play really strong defense.

“And I am not discounting their quarterback either. He makes plays when he has to. They've got all the ingredients.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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