West Metro spring football roundup: PC North
The Spring Sports honor roll caused a brief detour in my spring football practice reports, but I’m back now, and we’ll wrap up the tour of the West Metro over the next couple days.
First to Putnam City North, where there are lots of areas of excitement and some that leave a few questions. First, the excitement:
- Through a game-and-a-half last season, it looked like Putnam City North had a pretty good running back in junior Sam Wolfe. But a broken collarbone ended his season after rushing for 220 yards in less than six quarters.
A couple weeks later, Dre Holman made his varsity debut after missing most of August practice and the first three games with a bad ankle sprain, and he turned out to be one of the better young runners in the state as a sophomore. He concluded the year with 942 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games.
This spring, the Panthers got a look at their offense with both backs healthy.
“It can be real dangerous,” Holman said with a confident smile. “They haven’t gotten a dose of it yet. With both of us healthy, it could be a deadly weapon.”
Added Wolfe: “I feel like I’ve got good quickness. Dre has power and speed. With both of us, I like our chances.”
- Quarterback is a spot of comfort as well, with Jace James returning for his senior season. Summer is a busy time for James, whose college future is on the baseball diamond. He’s playing on two summer baseball teams, but will still make time for some 7-on-7, camps and summer lifting with the football boys, too. I’ll have more on his busy summer later this month, because I think it’s a pretty interesting story.
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