Putnam City Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

PUTNAM CITY Pirates  

Coach: JON GARFIELD

Schedule:
9-6 – at Putnam City North 

9-13 – at Sand Springs 

9-20 – vs. Bixby 

9-27 – at Putnam City West 

10-4 – vs. Choctaw 

10-11 – vs. Midwest City 

10-17 – at Del City 

10-25 – vs. Deer Creek

11-1 – vs. Stillwater 

11-8 – at Lawton 

Quick Hits:

Putnam City scored an average of just 5.2 points per game in 2018 and sustained its first winless season since 1998. 

While PC Original dropped both games to rivals Putnam West and Putnam North in 2018, the Pirates have won eight out of the last twelve against the other PC teams. 

The Pirates dropped their third straight game to Stillwater. Putnam City’s last victory against the Pioneers came in 1985. Putnam City is 1-5 against Stillwater all time. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 0-10

2017 – 7-4 

2016 – 4-6

2015 – 5-6 

2014 – 3-7 

2013 – 2-8 

OFFENSE 

Keep the defense guessing. That’s the mantra for the Putnam City Pirates offense this season. Head coach Jon Garfield said he wants his offense running with multiple formations this season. “We want a quick tempo offense based on motion, misdirection and play action all complimented by the fly sweep,” Garfield said. Tyrece Rombesburg (5-9, 175, Sr.) will quarterback the Pirates this season. Last year he completed 52 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns in a limited role. He will look for Liam Wortmann (6-3, 225, Jr.), a three-sport star, at tight end. Wortmann had five receptions for 100 yards last season and is expected to see his stat line climb. Josh Hymes (6-4, 285, Jr.) will anchor an offensive line that will also feature a few younger players as they solidify the starting unit. Seth Wisby (5-10, 165, Jr.) is one of the top receivers on the team. Wisby had 16 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown a year ago. Kalib Nolan (5-6, 150, Jr.) and Jermaine Adams (5-9, 150, Jr.) are two receivers the Pirates will need this year if they are going to stretch the field. Also look for Nolan on the fly sweeps. 

DEFENSE 

Tyreque Romesburg (5-8, 165, Sr.) returns as one of the top tacklers on the team. In 2018 Romesburg had 39 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Several players will be used in the secondary as the Pirates adjust to the 4-2-5 defense. Greg Hays Jr. (6-0, 175, Jr.) looks to start in the secondary and could play some quarterback on offense. Kendall Johnson (6-1, 165, Jr.) and Rafe Vosler (5-10, 160, Jr.) are secondary players that add speed and depth to the secondary. Kaden Davis (5-11, 175, Jr.) will start at linebacker while Cedric Young (6-0, 210, Jr.) returns to play defensive end. Young had 13 tackles last season. Hymes and Wortmann will also play on the D-line and Wisby could see time on defense at one of the corner spots. “Defensively, we will play with great effort, sound techniques, swarm to the football and stop the run,” Garfield said.