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.
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.
STANLEE LEADS MEEKER
Meeker improved to 5-4 with a 40-3 rout of Central Sallisaw in a nondistrict game. Quarterback Jake Stanlee accounted for four touchdowns.
JACKETS SLAM RACERS
Quarterback Grant Newton accounted for five touchdowns as top-ranked Kingfisher whipped Newcastle 49-0 in a District 3A-3 football game. Newton also ran for 89 yards for the Yellow Jackets, who are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the league. Standout running back Landon Nault collected 171 yards and a touchdown over 18 carries. Newcastle dropped to 3-6 and 2-3.
*Jesse Gregory ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns on just six carries as Tuttle crushed Mount St. Mary, 56-19.
*Caleb Tony, Garrett Asher and Steven Thompson accounted for two touchdowns each as Carl Albert throttled Western Heights, 74-8.
*Hayden Somerville had three touchdown passes, and A.J. West added a pair of TD runs as Yukon blanked U.S. Grant 61-0 at Miller Pride Stadium. Yukon (4-5 overall, 4-2 District 6A-3) will play Putnam City North next week for the Nos. 3 and 4 playoff spots.
*Preston Walker threw for 327 yards and five touchdowns as Crescent beat Watonga, 47-13. Walker also ran for a touchdown as the Tigers improved to 8-1.
*Davenport, ranked No. 7 in Class B, coasted to a 46-0 mercy-rule victory over Strother. Matt Miller threw two touchdown passes, including one each to Kevin Thomas and K.C. Unk. Thomas added two TD runs as Davenport (7-2 overall, 6-2 District B-4) ended the game in the third quarter. Strother, which trailed 32-0 after the first quarter, fell to 1-8 and 0-8.
*Wyatt Robson and Mason Girdley accounted for six touchdowns as Class 4A's fourth-ranked Ada blistered visiting McLoud 40-14 at Norris Field. Robson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. Girdley's touchdown runs covered 72, 55 and 76 yards. The Cougars remained unbeaten at 9-0 overall and 6-0 in District 4A-2. McLoud, which failed to score until the fourth quarter, dropped to 5-4 and 4-2.
*Casady recovered from a 14-point deficit in the first quarter and whipped Arlington Oakridge 35-21 in a Southwest Prep Conference game. Casady (4-5) answered with 21 points in the second quarter, including two touchdown passes from T'Quan Wallace.
HOW THEY FARED
How the state's No. 1-ranked teams fared on Friday night:
No. 1 Tulsa Union (7-2) defeated Tulsa Washington, 48-21
No. 1 Guthrie (8-1) lost to No. 3 Bishop McGuinness, 32-0
No. 1 Wagoner (8-1) defeated Tulsa Webster, 43-14
No. 1 Kingfisher (9-0) defeated Newcastle, 49-0
No. 1 Vian (9-0) defeated Hartshorne, 54-7
No. 1 Wynnewood (9-0) defeated No. 2 Wayne, 35-34
No. 1 Laverne (9-0) defeated Seiling, 50-0
No. 1 Tipton (9-0) defeated Cement, 58-0