This week’s Ford Game of the Week features a first-round matchup in the 2020 OSSAA Class 6A-I Playoffs: #9 Putnam City vs #5 Broken Arrow – Friday, November 13th at 7:00 pm CT.
Picked as the Oklahoman’s #1 game in Week 11, the 6A-I playoff battle will look to upend expectations for the Pirates’ program.
Under first-year coach Carter Whitson, Putnam City has improved significantly from last season’s disappointing 1-9 finish. They boast a 4-5 record going into Friday’s game.
— Coach Carter Whitson (@CarterWhitson) November 10, 2020
Pirates Players to Watch
Junior QB Marcellous Hawkins – Hawkins is 73 of 107 on the year for 1047 yards. He also gets it done with his legs, netting 610 rushing yards on the ground.
— Marcellous Hawkins😈 (@MarcellousHawk1) November 2, 2020
Senior RB/TB Seth Wisby – Wisby isn’t nationally ranked yet, but he has been tearing up the field for the Pirates in his first season as a tailback. He’s racked up 892 rushing yards and 8 TDs as well as 12 catches for 98 yards.
— YurView Sports (@yurviewsports) September 12, 2020
Hawkins has a set of productive wide receivers to target downfield. Adrian Scott leads the way with 27 catches, 468 yards receiving, 4 TDs. Dom Bruester and Jermaine Adams Jr. are close behind with Bruester’s 20 catches, 173 yards, and 1 TD and Adams’ 15 Catches, 315 Yards for 4.
Broken Arrow sits at 6-3, their only losses of the season to Owasso, Jenks, and Edmond Santa Fe. With three-star ILB Darryan Moss back from injury, Putnam City will be facing off against a Tigers team in fighting shape.
Tigers Players to Watch
4-star junior RB/CB Maurion Horn – Recruited as an athlete, Horn has offers from Arkansas, Oregon, Texas, USC, Kansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and OU among others. He and his partner Sanchez Banks account for nearly 200 rushing yards per game on average. Banks actually leads the team in touchdowns, but the combination of Banks and Horn is lethal.
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— Maurion Horn (@MaurionHorn) October 31, 2020
3-star ILB Darryan Moss – At 6’2” and 225lbs, Moss is 247Sports’ #25 2021 recruit in the state of Oklahoma. He has D-I offers from Texas State, New Mexico, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, and Weber State.
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On his path to playing Division One football, @DarryanMoss, a playmaking linebacker and Weber State target, has overcome every challenge he has faced. #PurpleReign #WeAreWeberhttps://t.co/mZA51keGM5
— Weber State Weekly (@WeberStateWkly) October 27, 2020
WR/FS RJ Spears-Jennings – no offers yet, but Memphis is courting him. He has had a huge impact in his Junior season, leading the team in receiving yards and becoming a force on kick returns.
Check out Broken Arrow's big timer, could end up being the best WR in the '22 class, no doubt right at the top of that class, size and great hands, break away speed and a frame built to make big plays, Jennings has interest from Memphis and we think will be a huge prospect. https://t.co/x80n2L3Tjx
— Six Star Football Oklahoma (@6starfootballOK) November 9, 2020
QB Jake Raines – As the leader of Broken Arrow’s offense, Raines has passed for 1,489 yards and 12 TDs on the season.
— ArrowVision (@ArrowVisionBA) October 16, 2020