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High school notes: Casey Curtis boosts Putnam City run game

By Robert Przybylo and Scott Wright, Staff Writers Modified: August 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm •  Published: August 15, 2010

Curtis boosts PC run game

Putnam City quarterback Caleb Lee was constantly under fire from opposing defenses during the second half of last season as teams were able to eliminate the Pirates' run game.

So coaches spent the offseason trying to bolster the rushing attack and help their QB.

The answer to PC's run problem could lie in junior Casey Curtis. As a slot receiver last year, he was arguably the team's most dangerous player with the ball in his hands.

Curtis isn't huge, but he's outplayed his size his whole life. And running back is a more comfortable position for him.

"I've been a running back since the fourth grade," he said. "I like it a lot. I just want to win."

Lee is happy to see Curtis next to him in the backfield, too.

"Casey's been working real hard this summer," Lee said. "He's really quick and he's gonna give us a good run game this year. That'll open up the pass game for us, hopefully."

Santa Fe's Kelley breaks hand

The strength of the Edmond Santa Fe football team should still be its receivers, but the Wolves took a hit as junior Tre Kelley broke his hand this weekend.

Kelley emerged in the summer as one of the top targets, excelling in various 7-on-7 events.

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