High school football rewind: Putnam City rallies, edges Muskogee
Putnam City did nothing but help its chances at making the Class 6A football playoffs. The Pirates moved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in district with a 20-17 victory over Muskogee on Friday night at Putnam City Stadium.
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Devin White ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, and he passed for another score to help Putnam City recover from a four-point deficit in the second quarter.
Mark Perry caught three passes for 84 yards and a TD for the Pirates.
Muskogee (1-7, 1-5) quarterback Trevor Giles passed for 216 yards and a touchdown. But he was also pressed by Putnam City defensive end Trevon Bigelow, who collected 11 tackles and two sacks.
ANTLERS SLICE KNIGHTS
Class 5A's No. 4-ranked Deer Creek overwhelmed Northwest Classen 66-12 on Friday in a district football game in Edmond. A week after losing in overtime at top-ranked Guthrie, the Antlers took out frustrations on Northwest. Deer Creek (8-1 overall, 5-1 District 5A-2) had a 49-0 lead by halftime behind quarterback Joel Blumenthal and running back Alec James.
Blumenthal, a senior, threw for three touchdowns and ran for two in the first half alone. Two scoring passes went to James; the junior added a touchdown by rush.
The Antlers' defense was strong. It forced four turnovers and held the Knights (4-5, 2-4) to 235 total yards, all by rush. Northwest, which has been enjoying its best season in more than 40 years, was eliminated from playoff consideration with the loss.
REASNOR GOES NUTS
Cashion quarterback Ty Reasnor passed for five touchdowns as the No. 6-ranked Wildcats hammered Carnegie 70-27 in a Class A district game. Reasnor had 35, 47 and a pair of 23-yard TD passes to Joe Neece to help Cashion take control early. Reasnor added a 40-yard TD pass to Nate Lee. Cashion, which rolled up 634 total yards, moved to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in District A-3.
PANTHERS IN PLAYOFFS
Putnam City North is back in the Class 6A playoffs after it whipped Lawton Eisenhower 43-24 at Cameron Stadium in Lawton. Quarterback J.R. Simon had three touchdown passes, and running back Tae Moore added two TDs. He also caught a 28-yard scoring pass that gave the Panthers (6-3 overall, 4-2 District 6A-3) an early lead. Lawton Eisenhower (2-7, 1-5) put up some fight early, tying the game 7-7 on Jarvis Jackson's 5-yard touchdown run, but PCN took the lead for good when Larry Butler scored from 28 yards.
CHA TOPS RUF-NEX
Christian Heritage Academy improved its playoff chances with a 21-6 District 2A-2 win over Crooked Oak. Tate Bullard and Joseph Lemieux had touchdown runs, and Colton Lindsey added a 29-yard TD pass to Jacob Blair. CHA moved to 5-4 overall and 4-2 in district. Crooked Oak, which scored in the fourth quarter on Shawntel Skanes' 58-yard touchdown pass to Deontrey Hawkins, fell to 3-6 and 2-3.