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High school football: District 4A-2 preview

Ada atop a wide-open district. Tuttle is picked to finish second.
by Scott Wright Published: August 4, 2014
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photo - Tuttle quarterback Jett Jobe (4) passes during a high school football game between Jones and Tuttle in Jones, Okla., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Tuttle quarterback Jett Jobe (4) passes during a high school football game between Jones and Tuttle in Jones, Okla., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

There’s little debate among the coaches of District 4A-2 that Ada is the favorite to win the crown.

But there’s plenty of debate over the next few spots in the poll.

Five teams — Ada, Tuttle, Glenpool, Harrah and Bristow — each received at least one second-place vote from the coaches of the district.

TUTTLE’S BALLARD EXCITED ABOUT OFFENSE

Amid a coaching change and a move from 3A to 4A, Tuttle is still expected to keep churning out success, and it’s likely to start with the offense.

New head coach Brad Ballard has an experienced group to work with on that side of the ball, starting with quarterback Jett Jobe, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior who completed 67 percent of his passes last year.

Jason Biddy, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound junior, gives the Tigers a stout running back option, and senior Tate Odam is an experienced receiver.

The defense, guided by first-year defensive coordinator Ty Gower, has less experience, but Biddy and Odam are among the small group of returning players.

FREDRICKSON, ROBERSON ATTRACT ATTENTION AT HARRAH

Looking to get back to the playoffs once again, Harrah will rely on a couple of big players to help get it done.

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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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