Putnam City West Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Putnam City West Patriots  

Coach: CRAIG MAYNARD 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Duncan 

9-13 – vs. Putnam City North 

9-20 – at Muskogee

9-27 – vs. Putnam City 

10-4 – vs. Del City 

10-11 – at Lawton 

10-18 – at Choctaw 

10-25 – vs. Stillwater 

11-1 – at Deer Creek 

11-8 – vs. Midwest City 

Quick Hits:

Putnam West shut out rival Putnam City 23-0 on September 21st. It was the Patriots first shutout win in the series since 1988. 

The legendary Mike Little is the all-time winningest coach in Putnam West history. Little carded 108 wins in 13 seasons with the Patriots. 

Putnam West and Duncan open the season for the fourth straight year. The Demons won last year’s tilt 31-7 to take a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series. The schools were in the same district from 1970-1973.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 1-9

2017 – 1-9 

2016 – 7-4

2015 – 4-6 

2014 – 1-9 

2013 – 2-8

OFFENSE 

There are a few changes ahead for the Patriots’ offense. Coach Craig Maynard is leaving the flexbone offense for the spread and the players have responded in spring practice. Maynard enters his first season has head coach and he brought in an entirely new staff to rebuild the program. The team will be young, but they do have some talent. Darius Sharp (5-6, 150, Sr.) carried the ball 62 times for 130 yards in limited action last season. Sharp will share time in the backfield with Jaheim Butler (5-7, 168, Jr.). Butler had 45 carries for 265 yards a year ago. Both guys will also play defense. Jacob Brandenberger (5-11, 200, Sr.) will take over at quarterback, giving the Patriots a decision-maker in the backfield they can trust. Draven Montesano (5-9, 140, Jr.) had four receptions for 46 yards last year. He could become the go-to receiver in the offense this year. Dylan Smith (5-8, 150, Sr.) is a weapon coach Maynard may use a lot this season. Smith handles the kicking duties and could be used to keep his team in close games. 

DEFENSE 

VYPE Top 100 selectee Malachi Rushing (6-2, 220, Jr.) had 52 tackles last year, 20 solo. He also added four sacks. Rushing will start on the defensive line with Erich Hughes (5-11, 234, Sr.) who grabbed 40 tackles of his own and three sacks. Jeron Freeman (5-7, 168, Sr.) will start in the secondary where he had two interceptions and 24 tackles. Freeman will also see time on offense at running back. Reginald Berry (6-2, 275, Jr.) is another two-way player on the line for the Patriots. Berry had 18 tackles last season as a sophomore. Also look for Montesano and Butler at outside linebacker and Brandenberger at end. Sharp will also see time in the secondary. “We will be young, but I look forward to setting the foundation for the Putnam City West Patriots,” Maynard said.