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Putnam City seniors determined to improve on 6-4 season

Each of the last three seasons, the Pirates have finished 6-4, each time coming up one key victory away from making the playoffs.
by Scott Wright Published: August 30, 2013
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— There's no shame in a 6-4 season, particularly in the always competitive Class 6A.

But the Putnam City seniors can't stand the thought of another 6-4 campaign.

Each of the last three seasons, the Pirates have finished 6-4, each time coming up one key victory away from making the playoffs.

“We're confident that we won't go 6-4 again, like the last three teams,” said senior running back JaVone Knox. “Making the playoffs is one of our goals. We're a very positive team. Offensively and defensively, we're looking very good at this point.”

Knox, the younger brother of former Putnam City star running back Casey Curtis, says the goal of surpassing 6-4 is one of the biggest goals the team has. But personally, he has his sights set on a 2,000-yard season.

While Curtis was a shifty, elusive back, the 5-foot-9 Knox is built more for power, weighing about 210 pounds with a different running style than his brother.

“Way different,” Knox said with a laugh. “He's got amazing quickness and I'm more about power. I'm quick, too, but not like him.”

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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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