Prep notes: Defending the option, Ross’ return, Little Axe’s line

Norman North coach Brent Barnes has always been an offensive guy, but over two full seasons at the helm, he’s learned the importance of being familiar with the defense’s preparation.

This week will be a challenge.

Sure, North still carries a talent advantage into Friday’s game against Yukon. The Timberwovles won last year’s contest 55-7, and still return many of the players that