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.
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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.