“Our offense was able to come up with some big plays and defensively, I thought it was a complete game for us,” Standley said. “We were able to run to the football.”
Norman North scored on four of its first six possessions. The Timberwolves marched 70 yards in seven plays after taking the opening kickoff, and Uhles scored on a 1-yard run.
A 48-yard punt return by D.J. Gasso to the PC North 16 set up Norman North's second touchdown, a 4-yard scoring pass from Gavras to Channing Meyer, who caught seven passes for 40 yards.
The Panthers reached the Norman North 20 early in the second quarter, but lost the ball on downs. Norman North scored nine plays later on a 3-yard run by Uhles. The Timberwolves made it 28-0 on Gavras' second scoring pass, a 4-yarder to Payton Prince with 2:22 left before halftime.
A 16-play, 86-yard touchdown drive by the Timberwolves in the third quarter ended with an 11-yard scoring pass from Gavras to Tyler Sipe and effectively ended PC North's hopes, although the Panthers did quickly answer with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Simon to JaQuary Banks.
Simon completed 18-of-34 passes for 231 yards, while Banks had 10 catches for 177 yards for Putnam City North (5-3, 3-2), which now must try to hang on to third place in 6A-3 during the final two weeks. The Panthers have Lawton Eisenhower next week and Yukon in two weeks, the latter of which might mean the third and fourth playoff spots in the district.