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Putnam City football: Pirates focusing on building a strong offensive line to go with gifted playmakers

Chris Pogi, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior — and nephew of former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi — is playing a variety of roles for PC, including running back and H-back, to make use of his size and athleticism.
by Scott Wright Published: August 31, 2014
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                 Putnam City's Braden Hudson is one of several returning skill players for the Pirates. 
                  
                   Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman Archives
Putnam City's Braden Hudson is one of several returning skill players for the Pirates. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman Archives

— With experience and talent at every skill position on the offense, Putnam City coach John Wofford can’t help looking at those five new starters on the offensive line.

“That’s a big focus right now,” Wofford said. “We have a lot of experience at other places, but those guys up front are all new.”

Junior Braden Hudson returns at quarterback, anchoring a gifted group of playmakers.

“He’s grown up so much,” Wofford said. “His reads are better. He’s so poised and confident this year. We’re real proud of the way he has worked to improve himself.”

Ryan Brown saw time at running back, while Denzel Dean and Austin Williams played fullback last year. All three are seeing action in one-back formations.

“We have depth, and everyone is working hard to get what we need,” Dean said.

Chris Pogi, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior — and nephew of former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi — is playing a variety of roles, including running back and H-back, to make use of his size and athleticism.

“He starts at defensive end for us as well,” Wofford said. “We can move him around and do different things with him on offense. He’s a do-it-all type of guy.”

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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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