Putnam County’s Historic Senior Class Prepares for Another First-time State Appearance

Putnam County boys basketball makes its first Show-Me Showdown appearance Friday. Much of the team’s senior-heavy roster starred for Putnam’s first-ever semifinal baseball squad in the spring. Coach Kyle Fleshman evaluates hoops opposition Bernie.

24-2 Putnam County beat Sacred Heart 70-65 in overtime in the school’s first-ever quarterfinal. Fleshman says the Midgets plan to utilize a similar strategy against the 28-1 Mules.

Bernie secured second place in each of its previous four trips to the Show-Me Showdown. Coach Jason Long indicates the Mules matured through a four-point sectional win and an overtime triumph in the quarterfinals.

Bernie outscores opponents by almost 30 points per game. Norwood battles Bishop LeBlond in the opposite semifinal. Pregame coverage of Putnam County and Bernie begins at 5:50 on KIRK and centralmoinfo.com.