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High school football: Tuttle tries to extend momentum against Blanchard

Defending Class 4A state champion Tuttle will host Blanchard in a key district matchup on Friday.

Tuttle bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 46-7 victory at McLoud last week. 

The second-ranked Tigers were without star running back Triston Truelove, who dislocated his elbow in the second half of the team’s 21-0 loss to No. 1 Bethany on Oct. 11. Coach Brad Ballard said Truelove does not need surgery and will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

Tuttle (6-1, 3-1 District 4A-2) used several running backs against McLoud (0-7, 0-4). The Tigers had a 34-0 lead at halftime, and most of the varsity players sat out after the break.

Tuttle will have a tougher challenge this week. Blanchard (3-4, 2-2) is coming off a 35-14 victory against Madill and has one of the state’s best running backs in Bryce Madron.

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Tuttle quarterback Cole Battles throws a pass during a game against Bethany on Oct. 11 in Tuttle. [Alonzo Adams/For The Oklahoman]

Tuttle quarterback Cole Battles throws a pass during a game against Bethany on Oct. 11 in Tuttle. [Alonzo Adams/For The Oklahoman]

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. The 22-year-old was born and raised in Norman, and he played baseball at Norman North High School. He is a senior at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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