Kolar, North Get Back On Winning Side

After playing a rough stretch of games against four straight top-10 ranked teams the Norman North Timberwolves and Oklahoma State 2015 quarterback commitment John Kolar won their first district game on Thursday night downing Edmond North 28-23 in Wantland Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma.

"Our coach always talks about putting the past behind you and we came out focused on this game and not thinking about what had happened in the past games," Kolar said on the field right after the game. "We had a great game offensively and it all started with the offensive line and they were the reason we made the big plays."

Kolar led the Timberwolves on scoring drives on their first two possessions. He finished off the first drive with a 19-yard strike down the middle to junior running back and a highly regarded 2016 prospect Quan Hogan. The 6-0, 205-pound Hogan not only caught that touchdown pass but he was also part of a 247-yard rushing effort for Norman North. Kolar said the Timberwolves had to make some adjustments early.

"They were giving us a different look than what we were expecting on film with our three receivers to one side and we just called one of our plays that we run when a defense is playing like that and it worked," Kolar said in describing the touchdown play.

Kolar finished the night with modest numbers, completing 9-of-20 passes for 156 yards and the one passing touchdown. Edmond North was determined not to get beat by Kolar's arm, so Norman North and head coach Wade Standley used the running attack to go to 3-4 on the season and 1-3 in district play.

"We faced those top five teams (in the state Class 6A-1) four weeks in a row," Kolar said. "This is a huge win for our program, a real confidence builder, and we are just happy to have it."

The 6-4, 185-pound Kolar has been to most of the Oklahoma State home games and has said he is firm on his commitment to the Cowboys.

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