The Edmond Sun
OKLA. CITY —
When Scott Burger came over from Putnam North as a coordinator to become Edmond North’s new head football coach in the offseason, he said he would take anything the defense gave him, run or pass.
Friday night at Putnam City Stadium, his Huskies had the run game going as Edmond North rolled up 269 rushing yards on 47 attempts en route to a 28-0 shutout.
“The kids played really well,” Burger said of the clamps his defense put on the Panthers, thus hanging a goose egg on the scoreboard. “Had a good game plan going in. The defense is playing well right now flying around the football ... fun to watch.”
Edmond North’s offensive linemen (Blake Snow, Austin Steward III, Aaron Duncan, Ty’Rell Johnson, Gage Lambert and Shane Taylor) pushed Putnam North around all night, enabling Richard McCauley to get loose for 128 yards on 14 attempts, Miles Jones to find the end zone on a 15-yard reverse and Ezel McIntee to carry 15 times for 37 yards.
“They all blocked well,” Burger lauded. “It was a good win, we did what we needed to do. We’re taking this thing one game at a time. After the Santa Fe game, I said ‘you guys hold your own destiny.’”
The O-line also gave quarterback Stephen McClernon time to throw a pair of TD passes to Luke Rossi.
The Huskies’ other score came on a 40-yard interception return by Jake Hobbs.
Edmond North, 2-2, will host Lawton next Friday.