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District 3A-1 notebook: Bridge Creek, Weatherford join some 3A regulars

By Robert Przybylo, Staff Writer, bprzybylo@opubco.com Modified: August 17, 2010 at 11:10 am •  Published: August 16, 2010

Three of the top five teams from this district last year are back. Tuttle and Blanchard each made the quarterfinals last year while Anadarko had a seven-win season but just missed out on the playoffs.

The biggest additions are from different classes as Weatherford and Bridge Creek have brought even more depth to the district.

The Eagles made the semifinals in 4A and are coming off a 12-1 season, while Jerry Wallis' Bobcats feature one of the most explosive offenses in the state and have great balance in the run and pass.

The coaches were unanimous in giving Tuttle the edge while they also believe Anadarko won't be left out in the cold this season.

Warriors motivated by result

Anadarko returns 18 starters from last year's team that just missed the playoffs.

The Warriors were 3-0 in nondistrict play and 4-3 in district and didn't qualify.

The biggest piece of the puzzle is running back Sheldon Wilson.

"He's got great vision and great speed. We're definitely going to expect big things from him," coach Kent Jackson said.

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Coaches poll for 3A-1

1. Tuttle (11-1)

2. Bridge Creek (10-2)*

3. Anadarko (7-3)

4. Blanchard (8-4)

5. Weatherford (12-1)*

6. Marlow (3-7)*

7. Riverside (0-10)*

Note:* Denotes new to district

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