Blanchard to face Tuttle in key district showdown

by Scott Wright Published: October 30, 2012
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photo - Blanchard running back Braden Stringer leaves a Jones defender face-down in the turf as he goes along the sideline on a run to the right side of the field to score his team's second touchdown.  Blanchard vs. Jones high school football at Jones  High School on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Blanchard running back Braden Stringer leaves a Jones defender face-down in the turf as he goes along the sideline on a run to the right side of the field to score his team's second touchdown. Blanchard vs. Jones high school football at Jones High School on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Wins by Tuttle and Jones Friday throw the district championship in to a points tiebreaker, with all three teams currently separated by just 18 district points — meaning any of the three could come out on top.

And whoever wins District 3A-1 will have accomplished something special in a district that currently has three top-10 teams, and three of the strongest offenses the class has to offer.

With the district title on the line, Craig believes his players are ready for the intense atmosphere expected at Bill Hinkle Field Friday night.

“I think the kids are focused and they're locked into what's ahead of us,” he said. “We expect Tuttle to be fired up and playing their best. We're hoping we play our best and see where the chips fall.

“Friday night is why you play. Friday night is why we coach football. It's gonna be a great night.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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