The Edmond North football team showcased its suffocating defense on Friday night in its scrimmage against Norman North.

Senior cornerback Xavier Smith had a couple of big hits on the Timberwolves first possession to set the tone, while the Huskies finished the contest with three sacks and one fumble recovery.

“I liked what I saw tonight, our defense played exceptionally well, I don’t think we gave up a yard on their first series,” North head coach Jeremy Dombek said. Each series consisted of 12 plays.

North didn’t give up a single first down in the Timberwolves first series.

Offensively, the Huskies didn’t show much, however, there were some positives. Junior quarterback Travis Townsend and senior Danny Rossi continue to battle for the starting position, with Townsend driving the Huskies deep into Norman North territory on the final drive before running out of plays against the first-team defense.

“Travis did some good things tonight, of course, Danny did, too,” Dombek said. “Offensively, we’re not going to be throwing the ball on second down like we did tonight. But we had only one rush that resulted in negative yards.”

Running back Quadon Henderson did most of his damage out of the slot, turning short passes into 7-9 yard gains. Campbell Liles also had a good showing, hauling in three first down yardage passes from Townsend on the final series.

“Campbell did have a good night. He was running good routes, he’s got some speed, and I thought he looked the ball into his hands,” Dombek said.

The North defense did give up a few big plays in the running game on Norman North’s final drive.

Jamarr Harrison had runs of 31 and 7-yards on the Timberwolves final possession, before another running back came in to score from two-yards out.

North dominated the J.V. game with Townsend having a good performance there. Running backs Jared Benway and Collyn Wood were impressive, as was defensive back Drew Appleyard. Appleyard broke up a couple of passes for the Huskies in both scrimmages.

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