The Norman North Timberwolves so far are a perfect 8-0 this season. One reason for the perfect season may be a special group of seniors who know each other all too well.
Toughness is leading to a path of perfection for the T-wolves, with an arsenal of weapons to choose, Coach Brent Barnes knows this team is special.
“Not a coincidence all the intangibles they bring lead to the success like we are having,” said Barnes.
But this road was paved long ago, when these 17 seniors started playing with or against each other in elementary school.
Quarterback Brandon Marquardt has the best arm in the state today. He and his Buddies made a bond early, off and on the field. Marquardt and receiver Collin Klein success started with a trash can. Marquardt would throw deep and Klein would run to the target.
“Basically how it went he just threw it and I would run and go get it. Same story now. Throw it deep. We are still doing it today,” said Klein.
Klein scored a big touchdown in the T-wolves win against Union two weeks ago opening a big door to a district championship. The chemistry between T- wolves players, the fans, and family means everything.
"You have had a tough week...”
Especially for Marquardt, who lost his grandmother last Saturday.
“She's my number one fan on and off the field. She called and encourage me even when I’m down. I will miss those talks,” said Marquardt.
Barnes and the Norman North T-wolves hope they'll be playing all the way to the first week of December in a State Championship game. But Friday night he'll be playing for Nana.