CPHS Football: No. 8 Sandites pummel No. 9 Putnam City 45-24


Warr Acres - Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School (1-1) rolled into Putnam City Stadium looking for their first win of the season. They got it, and then some. The Sandites dominated No. 9 Putnam City High School 45-24 and led by as much as 35 points before sending in the backups.

Senior quarterback Caden Pennington had another impressive game with 9 completions for 169 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He threw passes to six different receivers, led by Braden Foster with two catches for 49 yards and Daren Hawkins with three catches for 43 yards and two touchdowns. Colten Roberts had one touchdown. 

Seven Sandites racked up yardage on the ground, led by Joel Mackey with 150 yards and a score on thirteen carries and Trey Wilkerson with 109 yards and two touchdowns on twelve carries. 

Hayden Cramer led the Sandite defense with double-digit tackles, including a forced fumble, while Brycen Peterman led on tackles for loss. 

The visitors wasted no time in getting on the board, marching eighty yards in seven plays and scoring on a six-yard pass from Pennington to Hawkins. Jaden Weiser's point-after kick was blocked, but Pennington made up for it with a two-point run after a 62-yard touchdown run by Mackey. 

The Pirates’ first possession was a quick three-and-out and the second ended in a fumble at the Sandite 38. Pennington found Justin Roe for 30 yards and Garrett McCallie ran for 28 more to land at the Pirate two-yard line. A holding call and a pair of incomplete passes later and Weiser got to kick his first field goal of the season from 26 yards.

Sand Springs took a 17-0 lead into the second quarter, but the Pirates finally hit pay dirt on a 27-yard field goal from Sam De La Pena.

Putnam forced the Sandites to punt and marched back down to  the Sandite 29 before once again fumbling the ball away to Peterman. Eleven plays later and Pennington hit Colten Roberts from seventeen yards out. Ty Rutledge recovered a fumble on the corresponding kick return and Pennington turned to Hawkins for a 25-yard score on the next play. Weiser's point-after kicks both sailed true and the Sandites took a 31-3 lead into the locker room.

The Pirates found their mojo on the opening drive of the second half, scoring on the sixth play with a 45-yard run from Keylhan Henderson. Julian DeLoera made the extra point to put it back at a three-score game. 

Sand Springs was equally ready for action, pummeling their way down to the two yard line where Wilkerson made his first score of the night. He scored again on their next drive ,this time from 42 yards out for the final Sand Springs points of the night.

Tyrece Romesburg scored a fourteen-yard keeper on the opening play of the fourth quarter, then threw a five-yard pass to Seth Wisby with seventeen seconds to play. 

Sand Springs will play the second leg of a three-week road series next Friday at 7:00 p.m. against Arkansas 6A No. 2 Greenwood (0-1). The Pirates will travel to 6A-II No. 3 Bixby High School (1-1).