There's no mistaking what has carried the Tuttle Tigers through its first two wins of the season — defense and the running game.
After rolling to a 40-0 win over Plainview in the season opener, the Tigers piled up 318 rushing yards on just 35 attempts in a 44-0 win over Elk City last week.
Sophomore running back Morgan Neal had 13 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns, while junior Jesse Gregory added 134 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
The Tigers host Elgin on Friday night.
CHIEFTAINS SEARCHING FOR QB
Seminole is still looking for a quarterback to replace four-year starter Garrett Clark.
The Chieftains are using three quarterbacks as coach Mike Snyder searches for the right replacement.
“We're still trying to find the guy that we want to pull the trigger every down,” Snyder said. “We're just not quite there yet.”
Seminole lost valuable training time Friday when its game against Tecumseh was called before the first quarter could be completed. The Chieftains were just starting their second drive.
“We've been pretty spoiled here the last few years,” Snyder said of having Clark.
Snyder is rotating the quarterbacks from series to series.
“We're trying to take advantage of their strengths,” he said. “I don't think it's too bad when you go from series to series, it can get bad when you're switching them out in the middle of a series.”
The Chieftains play at McLoud on Friday.
PAIR OF SEVENS
Two players turned in stunning performances Friday night, matching each other with seven touchdowns apiece.
Cushing running back Gage Stallworth carried 34 times for 245 yards and six touchdowns, adding a receiving TD to finish with 277 total yards, in Cushing's 48-36 win over Perry.
Garber got seven touchdowns from Jordan Avants, with five coming on the ground and two through the air. He also added a couple of two-point conversions in Garber's 50-22 win over Waukomis.