Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways
Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday night.
Putnam City's trickeration on point
With Halloween right around the corner, Putnam City is pulling some tricks out of its bag. To open the second half during its 41-14 loss to Norman North, it had a successful onside kick and took possession down two scores. Then after the Pirates scored again, they tried another one and nearly recovered before the ball bounced into a Norman North player's hands.
Luke Switzer shows off balance
Norman North senior wide receiver Luke Switzer got creative when showing off his balance. Late in the first half, he caught a deep pass and ran toward the right sideline. He got hit, spun off the tackle and stumbled forward before diving into the end zone for a score. He had two receptions for 69 yards, and his nice balance was key for the touchdown.
Tias McClarty displays top-level speed
Norman sophomore quarterback Tias McClarty has elite speed and quickness. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder showed off his wheels in the Tigers' 39-35 loss to Westmoore, running for 203 yards and two touchdowns. His 79-yard score in the third quarter was his most impressive run.
Kevion Williams provides fireworks
Kevion Williams had two long touchdown catches for Westmoore. The junior scored the first touchdown of the game on a 35-yard reception. He also caught a 49-yard strike in the third quarter. He was one of Dayton Wolfe's top targets throughout the night.
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 ›
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›