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High school football: Putnam City North returning to playoffs; Putnam City still in the running

You have to go back to 2008 to find a season when both Putnam City and Putnam City North reached the postseason, and no school from the district has made it the last two seasons. But one or both of those streaks is set to end this year.
by Scott Wright Published: October 27, 2012

The return to postseason play is a big achievement for PC North, which had been a perennial playoff team. But two straight 4-6 seasons set them back, and this year's squad made it their sole focus to end the drought.

“It's a really big deal for us,” PC North senior receiver Alex Clark said. “Watching as freshmen the last time we were in the playoffs, we saw how that whole atmosphere was like being in the playoffs, and it really motivated us.”

The Panthers' playoff slot will be determined Friday, when they host Yukon. The winner will get third place and the loser fourth.

“Yukon is in our same boat,” Clark said. “We definitely need to go play, because getting up to third would really help our playoff position.”