FMQ: Putnam City's Casey Curtis flashes his speed
Time for the Friday Morning Quarterback to break down Putnam City’s 37-22 win over Edmond North:
Putnam City breakdown: There’s an old commercial for a football video game that has always stuck with me where an NFL player is playing the game and gets mad because the game “doesn’t show my breakaway speed!” he screams.
Well, Putnam City running back Casey Curtis has breakaway speed, and he showed it Thursday night. If Oklahoma high school football was a video game, Curtis’ speed would be, like, 90. The kid can fly.
He had crucial rushing TDs of 84 and 38 yards, and finished with 205 yards on 29 carries. But his most impressive run got nullified by a holding penalty behind the play. Curtis went left and beat the pursuit to the edge, then outran a linebacker and beat the backside DB who had the angle on him for what would have been a 55-yard TD run.
His strong running gave Caleb Lee a chance to show his arm, and he was on point when he got the chance to throw. And the improvement of PC’s offensive line from last year to this year has been amazing to watch.
Lost in the shuffle of Curtis’ performance was a defensive performance that included several big plays at key times. Edmond North produced 288 yards, but only two touchdown drives, and the Pirates came up with stops when they had to have them.
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