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Broken Arrow Stifles Putnam City in Playoff Win

The Putnam City Pirates and the Broken Arrow Tigers opened the 6A I playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Broken Arrow.

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Putnam City had the ball first and used up about half of the first quarter on their first possession, but couldn’t score. After a punt, Broken Arrow put together a 10-play 79-yard drive finished off with a 2-yard touchdown run by Sanchez Banks.

On the next Putnam City possession, quarterback Marcellous Hawkins fumbled and Broken Arrow’s Seth Dodd recovered the ball. That led to an 18-yard touchdown run by Sanchez Banks that gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead after one quarter.

Stifling Defense

In the second quarter the Pirate turnovers continued.

Broken Arrow’s Jaeyland Johnson recovered a Dontrell Harrison fumble and returned it 30 yards. That turned into a 16 yard touchdown pass from Jake Raines to Griffin Stieber to extend the BA lead to 21-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Putnam City mishandled the kick and Sanchez Banks recovered the loose ball. That led to a nice 6-yard touchdown run by Keyon Barnett to put the Tigers up 28 to 0.

Putnam City’s Kaden Davis blocked a BA punt that gave the Pirates good field position.  Putnam City put together a 6-play 43-yard drive. With just 42 seconds left in the first half Seth Wisby ran around the left end and down the sideline for 7 yards to put the Pirates on the board.

On the kickoff, Broken Arrow’s Maurion Horn caught the ball at his own nine yard line and returned it 91 yards for a backbreaking touchdown just sixteen seconds later. Broken Arrow led at the half by a score of 35 to 6. Horn would finish with 8 carries, 2 catches and 278 all-purpose yards.

In the third quarter Sanchez Banks scored again on a 9-yard run. He had 11 carries, 76 yards and three touchdowns on the night.

A Jadahian Floyd-Wright safety for Broken Arrow and a late 10-yard touchdown run by Putnam City’s Marcellous Hawkins made the final score Broken Arrow 44, Putnam City 12.

Broken Arrow advances to play Union next week.

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