Norman North Timberwolves Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman



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NORMAN North Timberwolves


Quick Hits:

Running back Blaine Martin has transferred in from Jones, where he rushed for five touchdowns against Chandler in the Longhorns first round playoff win.

The Timberwolves will face Stillwater on the gridiron for the first time in history on September 6th.

Norman North has posted prodigious offensive numbers in recent history. The Timberwolves have scored at least 20 points in 67 consecutive games, dating back to a 29-16 loss to Westmoore in 2012.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 7-4

2016 – 12-1

2015 – 7-4

2014 – 5-5

2013 – 7-4

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Justin Jones takes over the Norman North football program after a 7-4 season under former head coach Brent Barnes. Jones is excited to implement his system and get things kicked off. 

“I am excited about this upcoming season. Our guys have done a phenomenal job of transitioning into a new program. We have a great mix of players and staff and I expect us to play well this year,” said Jones. “Our goal is to put a great product on the field each week that competes at the highest level.” 

The spread offense is the name of the game in Class 6AI and Norman North is no different. Quarterback Jacob Switzer (6-3, 175, Jr.) has matured into a nice player for the Timberwolves. He has a plethora of weapons like running backs Jordan Ford (6-2, 230, Jr.), Blaine Martin (5-9, 175, Jr.) and Gabe Trevillison (5-10, 180, So.). The passing game is no different. Malachi Gatewood (6-2, 170, Jr.) is a dynamic receiver with big play capabilities. Cole Mashburn (6-3, 240, Sr.) is a nightmare match-up for any defender from his Y-back spot and Jake Roberts (6-3, 225, Jr.) brings size and a good skill set to the tight end position. The offensive line is anchored by Javion Combs (6-4, 330, Sr.) who will start at left tackle. Coach Jones wants to keep the offensive attack a balanced one with his running backs seeing plenty of action. 


Mashburn will go both ways for the Timberwolves, starting at defensive end/outside linebacker for defensive coordinator Ty Gower. Gower will also coach the secondary which features players like Dionate Newson (5-9, 160, Sr.) at corner and a pair of experienced safeties in Wade Hennessey (5-10, 175, Sr.) and Dalton Smith (5-10, 175, Sr.). In the 3-4 scheme the Timberwolves have four heavy thumpers at linebacker. Blake Burns (5-9, 210, Sr.), Jake Landers (5-10, 210, Jr.), Kelton Dominic (5-11, 215, Sr.) and Weston Peck (5-11, 200, Sr.). These boys can get after it and cause problems for opposing offenses all game long. Look for Brooks Smith (5-11, 230, Sr.) in the trenches for the defense. Smith is quick off the ball and utilizes excellent technique when dealing with would-be blockers. Coach Jones expects his defense to play an aggressive style and give opposing offenses different looks before the snap. The coaching staff this season will include Billy Schuster (OC), Josh Allen (Passing Game/QB), Cameron Bennett (Strength/OL), Charles Redman (RB), David Richardson (WR), Jeremy Walker (Assistant HC/LB), Matt Truelove (OLB), and Josh Owen (DL).


8-30 – vs. Norman (OU)

9-6 – vs. Stillwater

9-14 – at Edmond Santa Fe

9-21 – vs. Mustang

9-28 – at Moore

10-4 – vs. Owasso

10-11 – vs. PC North

10-19 – vs. Union

10-26 – at Edmond North

11-2 – at Southmoore