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High schools: Run game is carrying Putnam City

Pirates are one of Class 6A's top rushing teams, averaging 359.7 yards per game
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jason Kersey Published: September 17, 2012

“Against the option, you've got to be disciplined and stay on your assignment,” he said. “I was really proud of the way they played — definitely much better than the last couple weeks. And we tackled better, too.”

Sophomore quarterback Kyle Duke rushed for 101 yards and completed seven of 11 passes for 150 yards. Junior running back Dorien Jackson stepped in after starter Tino Vann rolled his ankle early in the game.

“Dorien jumped right in there,” Roof said. “I was really proud of the way he stepped up.”


With Friday's 36-14 win over Stillwater, Mustang improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2008, when the Broncos finished 12-1.

“It means a lot,” said junior receiver Colton Hadlock. “We were actually talking about it last week. We were thinking about the last time Mustang was 3-0. We're gonna continue to feed on it and get better.”

The perfect non-district mark also means Mustang has already matched last season's win total. The Broncos were 3-7 in 2011, the only season without a playoff berth since Ty Prestidge became head coach in 2006.

“Each week, we're learning from our mistakes and getting better as we go,” said junior quarterback Frankie Edwards, who has thrown for nearly 900 yards of total offense. He has thrown for nine touchdowns so far without an interception.


Sophomore sensation Warren Wand started at quarterback for Edmond Memorial against Deer Creek on Thursday night, but he likely will return to running back for the Bulldogs' contest Friday night at Lawton.

Wand started the season opener against Edmond North at quarterback but didn't complete a pass. He was moved to running back for week two's game against Enid as Stillwater transfer Tyler Holcomb, the better passer, took over the signal-calling duties.

Holcomb, however, sprained his ankle against Enid, and Wand had to finish the game at quarterback.

Wand rushed for 207 yards on 21 carries against Deer Creek but only was 2 of 8 passing for 19 yards and two interceptions. Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said Holcomb should be healthy enough to return at quarterback against Lawton so Wand can move back to running back.

“Any offense that is more balanced is a lot harder to stop,” Merideth said. “Tyler helps us to be more balanced.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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