Each time, though, Norman North came up with a big play to regain control.
When Edmond North scored after a Norman North turnover late in the second quarter, Jordan Evans returned the kickoff 89 yards to give the Timberwolves the momentum going into halftime.
“That was pretty big,” Evans said. “The front guys blocked it perfectly and gave me great lanes.”
Evans, normally a linebacker, spent some time at quarterback in the Timberwolves' wildcat package.
Edmond North cut it to eight points, 35-27, midway through the fourth quarter before Gavras again came up big.
Corbin Cleveland ran back to what initially looked like an underthrown Gavras pass and took it 79 yards for a touchdown.
After Norman North's defense forced a turnover, the Timberwolves finished the job with yet another touchdown pass on fourth down with just more than a minute remaining.
Norman North also had big-time plays from D.J. Hicks (two interceptions) and Quan Hogan, a freshman running back.
Hogan has moved up the depth chart after injuries cut into the Timberwolves' running back corps. He took a Channing Meyer pitch five yards beyond the line of scrimmage and tiptoed along the sidelines for a 92-yard touchdown run.