Breakdown: Norman North Vs. Westmoore

Behind some strong runs from Iowa State commitment Beau Blankenship, Norman North was able to put together some big-time plays in the first half to jump out to a 35-0 lead on Westmoore. In the end the Timberwolves rolled on to a 38-20 victory. In this feature we take a look at some of the prospects who were on display.

Norman North: The Timberwolves have been one of the fastest rising programs in the state under the tutelage of Lance Manning, and they now sit at the top of the class 6A rankings, and they have a lot of talent that should be playing college ball.


Sr. RB Beau Blankenship- There has never been any doubt that Blankenship is a talented player, but I can honestly say that I have personally undervalued his abilities. I have had the chance to watch him on many occasions, but this year he looks like he has the extra gear that special recruits possess, and he is just a tough kid to bring down. He scored a 56 yard touchdown the first time he touched the ball and then came right back with a 40 yard TD scamper on his second carry. Iowa State got a steal here.


Sr. Cody Hughes- Hughes played with Moore High last year, but is now the foundation of the North line, and he does an admirable job. He pancaked his man plenty of times and had some good battles against Westmoore's best defensive linemen. He was a All-Combine performer as a junior and it is a little surprising that he is not receiving more attention. He has the size and plays with a mean streak, a quality that many people look for in a lineman. Look for his stock to go way up…


Sr. QB Tyler Tettleton- Tettleton missed his junior year with a knee injury, but he is back to 100 percent this season. He is up to at least a legit 6-foot-1 and his biggest quality is his calmness in the pocket. He misfired on a few short passes, but looked nice throwing the ball on the intermediate routes. Due to the early lead and the TD runs by Blankenship the Timberwolves never had a reason to air it out, but now that he is healthy and throwing a good ball he should get some offers soon.


Sr. K Bryce Easley- This guy has the best leg I have seen since Tress Way, and he got a scholarship to Oklahoma. He consistently boots the ball 3-5 yards out of the end-zone, and was long and true on his only field goal attempt. Its not often that you breakdown a kicker, but he is a legit candidate to get a schollie to a BCS level program late in the game, or he could walk on and make a big difference somewhere.


So. DE/LB Daniel Davis- This kid was making plays all over the field. He lines up mostly at defensive end, but has good speed and at about 6-foot-1 (maybe 6'2), 210 pounds, his future may be at linebacker, but because of his age it is a little too early to tell exactly how he will develop. All I know is that he can lay the wood and consistently spring past a reaching tackle to apply pressure.


Westmoore: It is a daunting task going in to the top ranked team's home turf and try to pull one off, but despite the defeat the Jaguars showed heart by scoring three late ones and playing all the way until the final whistle.


Sr. OL Cameron Pound- Pound played both ways and has good size at about 6-foot-3, 290 pounds. He plays with good heart and is as a strong as an ox. He may not have the feet or quickness to play at an upper tier D1 school, but he could find a home somewhere if he continues to play well this year.


Jr. OL/DL Mason Myers- Myers was a guy I was really intrigued to see play. He looks like the prototype lineman in street clothes. He is big with a barrel chest and long arms. He is very strong, so North double-teamed him most of the night when he would line up on defense. A smart move because when they didn't he was able to get some pressure on the QB up the middle. I would like to get to see him play more snaps, on both sides of the ball, but he may still be nursing a right shoulder injury. I suspect by this time next year that he could be a guy that should have some nice offers.  

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