When Putnam City lost running back Devin Colbert to a broken leg in the preseason, it seemed the Pirates’ run game might have taken a hit, but not so far.
Putnam City (2-1) is one of Class 6A’s top rushing teams through three games, averaging 359.7 yards per game coming off a 46-21 win at Choctaw Friday. Leading the charge is senior quarterback Devin White and junior running back Javone Knox, the younger brother of last year’s Pirate star Casey Curtis.
Behind an offensive line that has been on point recently, White and Knox are averaging better than 10 yards per carry. Knox has 433 yards and nine touchdowns on 47 carries, while White has added 354 yards and four touchdowns on 30 attempts.
White hasn’t needed to throw much in the Pirates’ last two blowout wins, but for the year, he’s 15-of-34 for 192 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Placed in an east-side district for the first time in recent history, the Pirates head into district play at Sapulpa Friday.