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High school football: Norman North's Peyton Gavras doing better

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 24, 2012

Norman North's Gavras doing better

Late in Norman North's 49-42 win over Owasso on Friday, Timberwolves quarterback Peyton Gavras took a hard hit that left him woozy following the game.

Saturday morning, Norman North coach Wade Standley said Gavras was doing much better.

“He was in this morning and I think he's going to be OK,” Standley said.

Norman North will play Jenks for the Class 6A title at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

Having Gavras, who missed time last season after a concussion, healthy and playing would be critical for Norman North's chances.

In Friday's game, Gavras threw for 395 yards and five touchdowns.



Second-ranked Davis stopped a two-point conversion with 25 seconds left Friday night to defeat Adair, 34-33, and set up a showdown in the Class 2A semifinals with top-ranked Vian.

Running back Deaundre' Carr rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for the Wolves.

“He kicked and punted extremely well for us too,” Davis coach Jody Weber said. “He is definitely a weapon. He is really good once he gets into the open field.”

Davis will meet Vian at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Midwest City in a battle of unbeatens in the Class 2A semifinals

“They look like a small-college football team,” Weber said of Vian. “They are definitely as advertised.”

Weber hopes Davis' wishbone offense can cause some fits for the Wolverines so the Wolves can keep the chains moving.

“Hopefully, we can shorten the game a little bit,” Weber said. “They put up so many points, if we can shorten the game a little bit and take care of the football and play a little better defense, we feel like we got just as good a chance to win the game as they do.”

Davis has won four state championships, the last coming in 1995. The Wolves have been state runner-up five times, the last time in 2010.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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