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High school football: Zach Long leads Norman to win over Mustang

Zach Long rushed 13 times for 159 yards and three touchdowns, working some wizardry with the ball on the option and zone read plays to guide Norman to a 56-35 win over No. 9 Mustang at Harve Collins Field.
by Scott Wright Published: September 21, 2012
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“I challenged the defense last week that we've got to wrap up better, become better tacklers,” Nation said. “I felt like we tackled better. Our defense was on the field quite a bit tonight, but I thought we played well.”

But the Bronco defense, which had been especially strong the last two weeks, had no answer for Norman's three-headed monster in the backfield, thanks to the powerful play of the Tigers' offensive line.

“It was a lot of fun blocking for those guys,” said senior left tackle Zac Uhles, a 6-foot-3, 240-pounder who has committed to Tulsa. “You just give them a little hole and they're gonna cut through it and make something happen. It's an easy job for us when they're that quick and can get the job done.

“We wanted to make sure our presence was felt, that we got a surge on the line and we were playing on their side of the line of scrimmage, not ours.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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