Yukon turns back Norman in final minute

Matt Cammon provided the sticky defense that helped Yukon hang on for a 21-19 win over Norman on Friday at Miller Stadium.
BY RICH TORTORELLI For The Oklahoma Published: September 20, 2013

Groce kept alive Yukon's next drive with a 9-yard first-down run on a fake punt. Caleb Davis sped 27 yards to the Norman 2-yard line. Somerville finished the possession with a 2-yard touchdown strike to Parker Bohannan. Yukon had a 21-13 advantage with 6:39 remaining.

Norman had knocked Yukon out of the 2012 playoffs with a 38-13 first-round triumph.

“I'm proud of this team,” Yukon coach Todd Wilson said. “That's a good football team. They beat a couple of good teams. It was big for the program. Tonight our defense got us off the field. It was a great stand by our defense. We had a great plan to stop a good rushing offense. I was really proud.”

Norman used timely defense and Dean's legs to produce a 10-0 advantage at 8:32 left in the second quarter.

Norman's Gavin Nadeau plucked Somerville's pass at the Yukon 27-yard line, returning the interception to the 20. Norman cashed in the takeaway for a Matt Hockett 42-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Dean executed the zone read, hiding the ball in his running back's belly and taking off on a 58-yard scoring run for Norman's 10-0 lead.

Yukon responded with Davis' 66-yard touchdown dash with 7:27 to go in the first half.

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