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Seniors Lead Way for 8-0 Pirates

Pirates - 2007 Season
Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007 by Michael Kimball - The Oklahoman

WARR ACRES- A quartet of Putnam City seniors was the difference for the unbeaten Pirates on Friday in a 17-7 win over Yukon on Senior Day at Putnam City Stadium.

Running back Tyler Wegner, who doubles as the Pirates' kicker, scored 11 of PC's 17 points, and his backfield teammate, Greg Cortes, supplied 97 rushing yards on 12 carries. Quarterback Nico Watson starred for Putnam City with 77 yards on 15 carries and a second-quarter touchdown.

Senior defensive end Trey Fore came up with a timely interception in the second half to snatch back momentum and keep a sputtering Yukon offense bogged down.

Putnam City improved to 8-0 overall and 6-0 in District 6A-2. Yukon fell to 4-4 and 3-3 and closer to missing the playoffs.

"It was a big win for these kids," said Putnam City coach Mark Little, whose squad missed the playoffs last year. "The seniors made some big plays, but we've got a big job ahead of us in our last few games."

Putnam City's next two games are on the road next Friday against Edmond Memorial and Nov. 2 at Midwest City.

For his part, dreams of a playoff game at his home stadium danced in Wegner's head. First or second place in the district earns a home playoff berth in the first round.

"That would be big," said Wegner, who carried 10 times for 31 yards and a touchdown. "That would be real big."

Yukon running back Joey Davidson had 66 yards on 20 carries.

The Millers scored on the game's opening possession, getting a 7-yard touchdown run from Davidson. It was all downhill from there for Yukon. The Millers managed only one first down in the second half, and three turnovers contributed to their demise.

"We practiced as hard this week as we have all year," Davidson said. "But Putnam City is a good team, and they're undefeated for a reason."

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