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Oklahoma high school football: Putnam City gets first win under new coach Carter Whitson

Putnam City coach Carter Whitson was happy earning his first win, but his players weren't satisfied. 

Sure, Putnam City earned its first win of the season, topping school district rival Putnam West 28-6. But the Pirates struggled at times. Two drives started inside the 5 and didn't result in points. That left his players thrilled with the win but ready to get back to work.

"This morning, they weren't satisfied or happy," Whitson said. "I told them last night that we can celebrate for a few minutes but then we've got to get ready for Edmond Memorial, and they're ready to do that."

Putnam City senior running back Seth Wisby had 17 carries for 107 yards and three touchdowns to pace the offense. The defense held strong and built upon positives in a Week 1 loss against Putnam North.

The Pirates (1-1) and Whitson are happy to have earned their first win, but they're looking ahead. It's a credit to their changed mindset.

"Seeing those guys hungry still was the best thing about today," Whitson said. "They're excited and they love winning, but they understand how much better we can get because we still have not played a great football game yet."

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New head coach Carter Whitson puts his team through a workout during football practice at Putnam City High School, Monday , August 10, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

New head coach Carter Whitson puts his team through a workout during football practice at Putnam City High School, Monday , August 10, 2020. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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