Putnam City North Panthers Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Eskridge Honda

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PUTNAM CITY NORTH PANTHERS  

Coach: RYAN LAVERTY   

Quick Hits:

Putnam North’s 48 points against Southmoore on November 3rd was the most points scored for the Panthers in a game dating back to 2013 when they hit U.S. Grant for 50.

The Panthers ended a five game losing streak to Edmond North with a 41-38 October 13th win. Putnam North last defeated Edmond North in 2007.

Quarterback Aaron Norment broke Sam Bradford’s school record in that win over Edmond North. Norment rushed for 82 yards and a score while throwing for 315 and two touchdowns. He also hauled in a two-point conversion pass.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 3-7

2016 – 1-9

2015 – 2-8

2014 – 4-6

2013 – 4-6

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OFFENSE 

Being one of the tougher division Class 6A-I, there will be a lot of factors that go in to the success of the Panthers this season. Putnam City North has the difficult challenge of having to play two of the biggest 6A power houses in Oklahoma football in Union and Owasso. That all being said things are looking up for the team returning seven of last years offensive starters. Running the offense at quarterback will be Aaron Norment (5-10, 190, Jr). The three wide receivers Norment will be completing passes to this season will be Antajuan Brown (6-2, 180, Sr.), Jamal Jeffers (5-10, 175, Sr.) and Angelo Bell (6-2, 190, Jr.). Protecting Norment from not getting sacked this season will be offensive linemen Brandon Deer (6-2, 295, Sr.) and offensive linemen Maliq McDonald (6-0, 245, Jr.). Offensive coordinator for the Panthers will be Derek Lane, who will also be helping coach quarterbacks. Some other offensive coaches will be wide receiver coach Collin Bricker, running back coach Dantae Mitchell, offensive line coach Justin Jackson and coaching the tight ends Brian Lockhart. 

DEFENSE

Just like on offense the defense seems will begin where they left off last season, returning nine of last year’s defensive starters. The team will be stacked with linebackers in their 3-5-3 defensive formation. Some of those linebackers will be Will Taylor (6-3, 240, Sr.), Zach Dortch (6-2, 195, Jr.), Kris Barnes (6-0, 190, Sr.) and Gavin Duverger (5-10, 175, So.). Coaching the linebackers for the team this year will be Isaiah Thompson. A strong player to look out for on the defensive line for the Panthers will be noseguard Juan Macedo (6-0, 250, Sr.). Coaching Macedo and the rest of the defensive line is David Raupe. An excellent player in the secondary will be free safety DK Stevenson (5-10, 165, Sr.). Coaching defensive backs for the team will be Jamie Thompson. Defensive coordinator and assistant coach for the Panthers is Jason Esau. Head coach will be Dan Allen, this season will mark his ninth year with the program. Another coach that has gone nine years with the program is assistant coach Landry Franks. “Aaron Norment will lead a very athletic offense with several big-time playermakers,” said Coach Laverty. “Defensively we have D1 prospects Will Taylor and nose guard Juan Macedo, who will anchor an aggressive defense looking to prove themselves in 6A D1.”

Schedule:

8-30 – Putnam City

9-7 – vs. PC West

9-13 – vs. Choctaw

9-13 – at Edmond North

9-28 – vs. Southmoore

10-5 – at Union

10-11 – at Norman North

10-18 – vs. Moore

10-26 – at Mustang

11-2 – vs. Owasso