Special to The Sun
Edmond North head coach Scott Burger said his Husky squad took care of business Thursday night with a 37-6 win over U.S. Grant at Wantland Stadium and did so relatively injury-free heading into their playoff run.
The victory improved Edmond North to 6-4 on the year and 5-2 in district play while the Generals fall to 0-10.
“We came out and did what we had to do,” Burger said. “We got to play a lot of kids tonight which is what we wanted.”
The Huskies got on the board first when senior quarterback Branden Moore connected with Paul Lasiter on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 9:06 left in the first quarter. Quinton Conway’s extra point made it 7-0.
Conway added a 25-yard field goal with 5:39 left in the first quarter extending the Huskies’ lead to 10-0.
Edmond North’s Parker Jure scored on 22-yard run with 11:44 left in the first to go up by 17.
Caleb Caldwell added to the Edmond North lead with a 28-yard touchdown scamper with just under eight minutes left in the opening half.
The Huskies scored again on a 10-yard touchdown run by Jerry Minnifield and after a botched extra-point attempt, North headed into the locker room up 30-0.
The Huskies put up their final score of the game with 7:48 left in the third quarter when Austin Downey scored on a three-yard run to account for all 37 North points.
The Generals scored their lone touchdown with 2:16 left in the game on a two-yard run by LaDarius Robinson for the 37-6 final.
Burger said he told his squad in practice this week not to let the Generals’ winless record fool them.
“They have lots of heart,” Burger said. “I told our kids this week before we played them that I have a tremendous amount of respect for those kids. They take a beating every week and they keep coming back. They play their rear ends off.”
Burger said he was pleased his seniors could go out on top during Senior Night.
“They are an unbelievable senior class,” he said. “I was very fortunate to come into this situation with this group. They have bought into us as a coaching staff. It couldn’t be any better.”
Burger said he talked with his club about the playoffs and said they would prepare for whoever their next opponent might be.
“I said it is what it is,” Burger said of the playoff scenarios. “I told them they were a very good football team and we will just wait and see who we get to play in the playoffs.”