The Edmond Sun

Sports

October 19, 2013

Edmond North falls short versus T-Wolves; Huskies throw 3 picks

EDMOND — Edmond North scraped and scrapped and never quit until the gun sounded Friday night in a 42-35 setback to Norman North at Wantland Stadium.

The Huskies found themselves in the biggest hole at 42-21 midway through the fourth period after Timberwolf quarterback John Kolar scored his second running touchdown of the night. That TD was one of two Norman North touchdowns coming off  Edmond North interceptions and the Timberwolves picked off another pass in the end zone when Edmond North faced a fourth-and-one at the Norman North two-yard line. The Huskies had three passes picked off and were stuffed on a fourth-and-one at the Timberwolves’ six-yard line in the second period. The T-Wolves did not turn the ball over in the entirety of the game.

But despite the dire consequence of trailing by 21 points in the final stanza, Edmond North made it a scary game by having a chance to tie with an onside kick in the final minutes, but the kick went out of bounds as the T-Wolves ran out the clock.

With 5:38 left in regulation, the Huskies made it 42-28 on a Zack Jenkins two-yard power run and with just 31 seconds to play, an uncovered Ezel McIntee hauled in Stephen McClernon’s third passing score of the night to get within 42-35. McClernon completed 14-of-29 passes for 269 yards, with 177 of it going to Luke Rossi, who caught 10 passes and pair of scores, including a brilliant catch-and-run on a post pattern in the second quarter. On an underthrown pass, Rossi waited for the ball, then shook a guy off his back and clunked into the end zone from 58 yards away.

Rossi caught all four of McClernon’s completions in the opening half for 111 yards that included a 35-yard gain.

Teammate Miles Jones caught a pair of passes for 59 yards and had a 38-yard run set up Richard McCauley’s five-yard TD run at the start of the second quarter.

Though Kolar threw for 297 yards on 18-of-25 passing without a pick, he connected just one time through the air for a TD when leading receiver Nick Basquine got behind the defense. That allowed for an easy lob pass that traversed 50 yards to give the Timberwolves a 14-7 advantage with just over 11 minutes left in the second quarter. Basquine hauled in seven passes for 182 yards and the touchdown.

Norman North tight end in 6-4, 235-pound Payton Prince scored three times running the ball while taking direct snaps from center.

The University of Tulsa commit opened the game’s scoring when he jumped over an Edmond North defender and rumbled 42 yards into the end zone. He also scored twice on two-yard runs.

The Huskies will host Moore on Thursday.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 041514 Nor-Mor b 01.jpg SLIDESHOW: North soccer squads take on Moore

    The Edmond North soccer squads welcomed the Moore Lions for a pair of games Tuesday evening.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos 1 Slideshow

  • 041514 DC-McG 01.jpg SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek wins at Bishop McGuinness

    The Deer Creek Antlers traveled to Bishop McGuinness Tuesday afternoon for a twin bill.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Wildcats aren't champs but we're all still watching Calipari

    Kentucky coach John Calipari is a college basketball phenom for his ability to knit together championship-caliber teams of freshmen. How long will Calipari's success last as other coaches catch on?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oklahoma City FC invites fans to design club scarf

    Oklahoma’s top-tier soccer club, Oklahoma City FC, invites soccer fanatics across Oklahoma to be a part of its future by designing its scarf.
    Scarves are a tradition among soccer clubs and are typically a team’s most recognizable accessory. Scarves are a matter of pride for hard-core supporters and feature team colors, logo and inspiring slogans. Scarves are a part of a team’s identity.

    April 16, 2014

  • bomb1 VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-EN Mark Sharpton hurdles.jpg North boys win Deer Creek Invitational; Memorial girls clear 200 points

    The Edmond North boys track squad used a strong showing in the relays to roll up 178 points and outpoint host Deer Creek at the annual Deer Creek Antlers Invitational Friday at Deer Creek High School. The Antlers claimed the runner-up trophy with 158 points.
    It was more of the same in the girls division as powerful Edmond Memorial once again cracked the 200-point barrier en route a 203.7 total with North a distant second with 110 points.
    The Huskies got off to a roaring start as they won the 400 meter relay in 42.25 for 20 points shortly before Mark Sharpton, Jaylon Jones and Reagan Harris added 20 more points with a 1-3-4 finish in the 100 hurdles. Sharpton took the gold with a time of 14.75, Jones was third and Harris fourth. Harris won silver in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40:50.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-MMA Julian Learned 3.jpg Edmond mixed-martial artists raising money for bombing victims

    Nineteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing, one family says the financial loss still haunts them. Brandon and Rebecca Denny are two of only six child survivors from the American Kids Day Care on the second floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. After the bombing, Brandon spent several months in intensive care and a rehabilitation center before going home. He has a permanent shunt in the back of his head and now also suffers from seizures.

    April 14, 2014 5 Photos

  • spts-UCO Kalynn Schrock rock back.jpg Schrock throws perfect game again

    Kalynn Schrock was overpowering from the outset in throwing a perfect game as No. 22-ranked Central Oklahoma blanked Washburn 4-0 in the first game of a Mid-America Athletics Association doubleheader in Topeka, Kan., Saturday afternoon.
    The Ichabods rebounded in the nightcap, jumping out to an early 5-0 lead en route to a 5-3 victory that dropped the defending champion Bronchos out of the league lead. UCO is now 35-11 on the season and 19-3 in the MIAA, trailing No. 5 Emporia State (36-9, 16-2) in the standings.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-ESF Collin Place head-knocker.jpg Santa Fe blanks Midwest City; Cain, Rivas score hat trick

    The Edmond Santa Fe boys used a big second half to blank Midwest City by a 2-0 count Friday night at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
    After missing several opportunities in the first half, the seventh-ranked Wolves found the mark in the final 40 minutes for the two-goal district win.
    “We’re 3-0 in district now so you can’t ask for anything more than that,” Wolfpack coach Joe Peeler said. “Moore and Southmoore are both improved so our next games will be tough.”

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • spts-EM Byron Graham new baseball coach.jpg The unwavering Bulldog

    You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone as Edmond as Byron Graham.
    He was born in 1947 at St. Anthony’s and was soon brought home to his house on Eighth Street. He never left, except for a stint to go to college at Oklahoma State and upon graduation, he landed right back teaching in the Edmond school district.
    Monday, Graham, a longtime educator and coach in Edmond, received a call informing him that he had been selected for the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. He will be inducted formally at 6:30 p.m. July 27 in the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa.
    “It’s quite an honor,” he said. “I was surprised because I know the high school put out some information last year and I didn’t make it. I thought it was a one-time deal and really didn’t know.”

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos

Photos