Cortes' toughness a Broken Arrow weapon in Union rematch
BROKEN ARROW — While the recovery benefits of ice therapy are undeniable, most football players detest time in the cold tub. It's unpleasant to become immersed in 50-degree water, but Broken Arrow junior Noah Cortes actually savored an ice bath after his 40-carry, 305-yard rushing performance against Norman North.
He had never carried as many as 30 times in any game at any level, so there was considerable soreness after his heroic toughness during last week's 31-28 victory in a Class 6AI quarterfinal.
“Whatever my coaches decide we
need, I'm fine with it,” Cortes said Tuesday before practice. “If they need me to carry 40 times in the next game, I will.”
The next game is part of a 6AI semifinal festival scheduled for Saturday at the University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium.
At 11 a.m., Broken Arrow will challenge defending state champion Union. At 5 p.m., Jenks will tangle with Owasso. Both games will be televised statewide on Cox cable.
“Playing both games at TU — I
Broken Arrow running back Noah Cortes carried the football 40 times last week in the Tigers' Class 6AI quarterfinal victory over Norman North. His next challenge is in the semifinals Saturday against Union.