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High school football: No. 2 Edmond North rallies back to beat Yukon

Late turnovers help Huskies overcome deficit, beat Millers 41-33 at Wantland Stadium
By Scott Wright Published: October 4, 2012
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/articleid/3716010/1/pictures/1849968">Photo - Edmond North's Michael Farmer tries to leap past Yukon's Zayne Nave during their high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Michael Farmer tries to leap past Yukon's Zayne Nave during their high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Yukon quarterback Hayden Somerville threw for 355 yards, coming up with clutch plays, especially on third downs throughout the game. But when the momentum swung, he was in the Huskies' crosshairs. Edmond North caused a fumble on a quarterback sack, blocked a punt and intercepted a pass on three of Yukon's final four possessions.

“I put that all on our defensive line,” Byford said. “They were getting a lot of pressure. They played their butts off, and I'm proud of them.”

Defensive lineman Andrew Dixon came up with an interception of a Yukon screen pass that set up North's final touchdown.

Running backs Michael Farmer and Marque Depp posted identical second-half stats, each carrying the ball nine times for 57 yards and a touchdown, taking the pressure off the passing game that had carried the offense in the first half.

More than anything, Dombek was pleased to see his team fight its way out of a fourth-quarter deficit to remain undefeated at 6-0 heading into a road game at Norman North, which will have major implications on the district title race.

“We had a lot of adversity,” the coach said. “We fought through it and found a way to win. That's all that matters right now.”


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