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Charlie Kolar, C.J. Moore steal a loaded show between Union and Norman North

A recap of the thoroughly entertaining Norman North-Union showdown last week.

It was billed as the biggest game of the year in Oklahoma high school football, and it delivered between Tulsa Union and Norman North.

Norman North earned a 30-27 victory that saw stars shine all over the place on both sides of the ball for both teams.

Sooners Illustrated was there and here’s a mini-recap of what transpired last weekend.

Tulsa Union


Not a great game for Brown. Not a terrible one. Couldn’t make an impact offensively and Drake Stoops gave him all he could handle defensively. Still made a few key stops and never let his man find the end zone.

Banner second half for the Minnesota commit. Sort of quiet the first 24 minutes but came alive as a disruptive force to try to help Union to the comeback victory. Bright future at outside linebacker.

The Tulsa commit could never really get going on the ground, but he showed his shifty elusiveness repeatedly. Not the tallest, but finds a way to get the job done.


The best player on the field for Union last week and it wasn’t even close. That was the type of breakout game by Moore that has people scratching their heads as to why OU hasn’t offered yet.

Fields had one heck of a task going up against Charlie Kolar, but he fared well. Multiple PBUs and a major interception highlighted a long evening of being tested time and time again.

Wilson continues to be a little too spotty at this point. He had a huge touchdown reception but also dropped two passes that appeared could have been scores as well. Consistency will be key.

Norman North


The player of the game. No matter the team, the player of the game was Kolar. Touchdown reception, interception, the game-sealing completion on third down. He did it all last week. Committed to Iowa State.

Another major outing by Mashburn, committed to Memphis. He has found a home as a short yardage runner for the T’Wolves, but his bread and butter is at linebacker where he delivered.


This was the test. What could Stoops do with Tre Brown defending him? Turns out he can do pretty well and more than held his own. Didn’t score but showed he’s someone to watch for 2018.

The start of the game was very shaky for the other Stoops, but he came up with some huge plays defensively in the fourth quarter.


One to watch right now. Only a sophomore and already looking like he will emerge as one of the top prospects in the state. His pursuit to the ball is outstanding, and he has plenty of room to grow. Earned Memphis offer Monday evening.



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