OKLAHOMA CITY – Casey Curtis continued his torrid pace to start the season Thursday and led the Putnam City Pirates to a 56-34 win over the Del City Eagles.
The Eagles never had an answer for Curtis, who finished the night with 308 yards and six touchdowns on 29 carries. But despite Curtis' dominance, Del City continued fighting back.
Curtis' biggest run of the night, a 79-yard touchdown in the second quarter, gave the Pirates a 28-7 lead. He added another minutes later to make it 35-7, and a rout seemed to be on.
But the Eagles responded with a drive that finished with a touchdown pass from Jonathan McBride to Corey Lawrence in the final minute of the first half. The Del City defense then forced a turnover on the next drive and turned it into another touchdown, suddenly cutting the lead to 35-20 going into halftime.
Curtis scored his fourth touchdown of the night in the third quarter to extend the lead, but once again Del City responded. This time, Lawrence delivered a 78-yard touchdown to keep it a two-possession game.
But the Eagles managed to pull no closer, as Curtis continued to dominate and PCO's defense followed with some stops. Curtis scored two more times to give PCO a 56-28 lead, and Del City finished the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown catch by Anthony Mason.
Putnam City now is 5-0 for the first time since 2007, and its offense has been virtually unstoppable. The Pirates have scored a total of 266 points through five games, and Thursday's 22-point win over Del City was their smallest margin of victory.