Tuttle running back D.J. Boles lost parts of both his sophomore and junior seasons because of a broken right hand. But Boles is back again, healthy and ready to start for the Tigers in his senior year.
Tuttle coach Phil Koons said no one knows about Boles, but that Koons expects him to be one of the top rushers in the state.
What are the expectations for this season?
“I expect it to go pretty good. We worked really hard all summer. We're really team unified this year.”
Can you talk about your injury history?
“I broke my right hand sophomore year, and had to have surgery. I had the starting position my junior year, but in the third game I broke my hand and was out for the season. It was pretty tough.”
So how much are you looking forward to this season?
“This is my last year. The last two years were taken from me. So this year, hopefully nothing happens and I can fight through it.”
Any games in particular that you're looking forward to?
“All of them. We'll take one at a time. I'm excited for this first game to see what we're all about, and hopefully we show people what we're all about.”
What's it like to play for Tuttle, with all its tradition?
“There's a lot of pressure. It's awesome to go out there Friday night and know our town's behind us, and come out in that jersey, representing what Coach Koons stands for, what our high school stands for and hopefully you don't let anybody down.”
What's it like to play for Phil Koons?
“It's awesome. I wouldn't want to play for anybody else. He's the best coach that I've ever seen. He'd do anything for us.”