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Oklahoma high school football: Tuttle looks to replace last year’s stars

TUTTLE – Tuttle lost important playmakers after losing to Weatherford in last year’s Class 4A state semifinals.

Star running back Triston Truelove, quarterback Cole Battles and wide receiver Parker Ross were the focal points of the offense, but each player graduated.

Coach Brad Ballard plans to use the next couple of weeks to evaluate and make critical decisions, such as naming a starting quarterback.

“There’s three or four of them right now battling it out,” he said. “We haven’t had a lot of practice. Everybody’s pretty green right now.”

Ballard said a player he knows he can count on is senior defensive back and wide receiver Hunter Anderson.

Anderson will be a starter for the second consecutive year and is confident he and his teammates will be ready for the season.   

“We’re a little bit rusty, but we’re definitely going to pick it back up once we get going,” he said.  

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Coach Brad Ballard led Tuttle to the Class 4A state semifinals last year. [Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman]

Coach Brad Ballard led Tuttle to the Class 4A state semifinals last year. [Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman]

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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