Norman North's Brandon Little Axe is Boys All-City Soccer Player of the Year

Senior scored both the Timberwolves' goals in state title win over Tulsa Union.
by Jason Kersey Published: June 12, 2012
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— Some athletes insist they don't read their press clippings.

But after Norman North won the Class 6A soccer state championship, senior Brandon Little Axe fully admits indulging himself in the media coverage.

“I reread the articles several times,” he said with a laugh.

Little Axe scored both of Norman North's goals in a 2-1, overtime win over Tulsa Union in the title game and is The Oklahoman's All-City Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Norman North finished the season ranked No. 1 by ESPN in its 2012 Powerade Fab 50 Boys' Soccer Spring Rankings, and Little Axe's performance this season was a huge part of the school's climb up the list.

Little Axe scored 22 goals this year for the unbeaten Timberwolves.

“He has a work rate that is second to none,” said Norman North coach Geo Claros. “That should never take away from how talented he is, but one thing I tell every kid I coach is that it's not hard to find a talented player.

“But you're nothing if you can't bring the work rate to put yourself in good spots, read the game and be willing to get into battles with other players. And those are all things he's willing to do and enjoys.”


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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