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Jones hands Tuttle its first district loss

The Jones Longhorns held on to a 21-19 halftime lead and handed the Tuttle Tigers their first district loss at Tim Wallace Stadium on Friday in Jones.
BY TREY HUNTER For The Oklahoman Published: October 25, 2013
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photo - Levi Fox (8) of Jones makes a touchdown catch past Tuttle's Deakon Mincey (22) during a high school football game between Jones and Tuttle in Jones, Okla., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Levi Fox (8) of Jones makes a touchdown catch past Tuttle's Deakon Mincey (22) during a high school football game between Jones and Tuttle in Jones, Okla., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

The Jones Longhorns held on to a 21-19 halftime lead and handed the Tuttle Tigers their first district loss at Tim Wallace Stadium on Friday in Jones.

Tuttle set the tempo early.

After forcing Jones to punt on their first possession, running back Jesse Gregory took Tuttle's first offensive snap 45 yards for a touchdown. After a blocked PAT, the Tigers commanded an early 6-0 lead.

Jones responded with an 80-yard scoring drive capped by a one-yard Clayton Simms quarterback sneak. Simms finished with 42 yards on 12 carries.

The Tigers answered. After the two teams exchanged punts, quarterback Jett Jobe connected with Gregory for a 70-yard touchdown pass. Tuttle failed on the two-point conversion, but re-gained the lead 12-7.

Jones seemed to lose momentum after Tuttle's second scoring drive. However, after a Tuttle third-down facemask penalty, Ryan Mansell scored on a 52-yard touchdown run to give Jones a 14-12 advantage.

Simms went to work through the air on the following drive. He connected on two long pass plays, including a 47-yard touchdown to Levi Fox to cap the team's second 80-yard drive, and Jones led 21-12.

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