Midwest City Survives against Putnam City North

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:49 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Oct 2, 2010 12:33 AM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The undefeated Midwest City Bombers narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of the Putnam City North Panthers with a 34-28 overtime victory Friday.

The Bombers (5-0) got on the board first, but the Panthers (2-3) responded with two consecutive scores – a 13-yard run by Dre Holman and a 58-yard touchdown reception by Covin Conrady – to take a 14-7 lead.

Midwest City responded with a long drive capped off by a five-yard run by James Flanders to tie the game 14-14.

After the Panthers took a 21-14 lead on a 77-yard screen to Sam Wolfe, Midwest City scored but failed to convert the PAT and trailed 21-20. Putnam City North then strung together a long drive, and Dre Holman punched it in from four yards out to take an eight-point lead.

But Greg Austin would not allow the Bombers to go quietly in the night. The Midwest City senior signal caller connected with Cortez Colbert for a score with just 36 seconds remaining on the clock to pull within two points. On the two-point attempt, he rolled right and connected with Colbert again in the back of the end zone to tie the game and force overtime.

Putnam City North got the ball to start overtime, but a goal-line fumble ended the Panthers scoring hopes. On the Bombers’ first possession of overtime, Austin connected with Colbert yet again for an eight-yard game winner.