High schools: PC North running back Tae Moore is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

The senior overwhelmed the Midwest City defense. Moore had 161 yards and four touchdowns in the first eight minutes of the Panthers' 63-27 rout.
by Scott Wright Published: October 8, 2012
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photo - Putnam City North's Tae Moore pushes past Edmond North's Sam Brown during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, September 21, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Putnam City North's Tae Moore pushes past Edmond North's Sam Brown during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, September 21, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“We've had a couple injuries up there and some other kids have stepped up,” quarterback John Robert Simon said. “They're playing well and getting better each week.”

After Friday's win, coach Bob Wilson praised Simon's game management, primarily with some of his checks at the line of scrimmage last week, changing into plays that turned out to be more productive than the original calls would have been.

Friday's win was big for several reasons. PC North (4-2 overall, 2-1 District 6A-3) has already matched its win total of the last two seasons. The Panthers are close to assuring itself of a playoff spot with some winnable games ahead. PC North hosts U.S. Grant (1-5, 0-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Putnam City Stadium.

“We want to be the class that changes stuff around here. We want to be the class that gets us to the playoffs and ends this drought,” Moore said. “A lot of people don't believe in us, and we want to show them that we can do it.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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