High school football: Tae Moore leads Putnam City North's rout of Midwest City

The Panthers' running back had 161 yards and four touchdowns rushing in the first quarter. PCN improves chances to make Class 6A playoffs.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 5, 2012
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The Bombers (1-5, 1-2) started the season having won 37 consecutive district games. They have now lost two of their first three district games and with undefeated Edmond North among the teams remaining on the schedule, the Bombers need to turn things around quickly to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

The Panthers' win was their first over Midwest City in the last five meetings.

“They're still Midwest City,” Wilson said of a team that was No. 6 in the preseason rankings. “They're a young team, but they have a lot of tradition. We've got tradition, too, and we're trying to get back to that.

“We've had some great battles with them over the years, and it's still special to come into Rose Field and get a win.”

Moore finished with 187 rushing yards on 19 carries and added a 30-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.

Larry Butler had a 60-yard touchdown reception on a shovel pass and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Butler's return — the opening kick of the second half — was one of two for TDs by North.

Qualan Johnson had 106 yards rushing and a touchdown for Midwest City.


by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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