TULSA — Putnam City running back Casey Curtis ran for more than 1,800 yards as a senior.
But in a backfield that included Anadarko's Sheldon Wilson (3,335) and Wayne's Josh Way (2,989), Curtis was a bit overshadowed leading up to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game.
He stood out on Friday night, though.
Curtis ran for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, capping the game with a 24-yard touchdown run in the final seconds to give the West a 33-19 win.
“It was a great performance,” Curtis said. “I didn't come out here with anything to prove, I was just playing football — that's what I like to do.”
Curtis and Wilson will be teammates next season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
“We're good friends and I'm looking forward to it,” Curtis said. “We know we're up there playing to get to where we want to go.”
HEARON COLLECTS ANOTHER HONOR
Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon picked up yet another state player of the year honor when he was named the Jim Thorpe football player of the year before the game.
Hearon, The Oklahoman's first-team All-State quarterback, also was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year.
The Carnegie Mellon signee threw for 3,695 yards and 42 touchdowns with just five interceptions for Metro Christian this season, leading the team to the Class 3A quarterfinals.