“He's never been in the starting lineup until this year, his senior year” Edmond North coach Andy Schneider said of Zickefoose. “He had always been behind the triplets. This summer, he lost a little weight so he could do down. He's just getting better and better.”
With the two victories Monday night, Edmond North remains unbeaten in duals this season at 6-0 and appear to be the team with the best chance at ending Broken Arrow's three-year state championship reign.
“I could see them winning the whole thing,” Huff said. “They got some talent up and down their lineup. At state, everybody beats everybody out and they have some strong kids who should place high. You place four or five of those kids and you've got a good shot to win it.
“They had a nice team last year and things didn't go well for them at state. This year, I have a feeling things are going to go real well for them.”
After placing second to Broken Arrow in the Geary Invitational the prior weekend, defeating the Tigers in Sapulpa was a confidence boost for the Huskies. The closest Edmond North has been to winning a state wrestling championship was 2002 when the Huskies finished a point and a half behind Broken Arrow.
Last weekend's tournament title in Sapulpa was the first time the Huskies have defeated Broken Arrow, Schneider said.
“It was good to place ahead of them,” Schneider said. “But we also know that's not the tournament that counts. I still consider them the team to beat.”