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High school football notebook: Tuttle taking care of business; Ada QB sets record

Tuttle has been consistent so far this season, including in Friday's 41-3 victory over Newcastle.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 23, 2012

Consistency has been the story of the season for Tuttle so far. At 4-0, the Tigers have scored between 40-44 points each game and have not allowed more than 13.

Friday night's 41-3 win over Newcastle was more of the same, with the running back duo of Morgan Neal and Jesse Gregory helping to produce 260 rushing yards on just 31 carries and three touchdowns between them.

While the Tigers aren't passing a lot, they're making it count when they do.

“We've had a high completion percentage and a high ratio of touchdowns when we throw,” coach Phil Koons said. “We know people are gonna crowd the line of scrimmage on us, so we've got to be effective when we throw the ball.”

Defensively, the Tigers have been getting good leadership from players like Dawson Bassett, Jon-Michael Hollarn and Tanner Brannon.

Despite the easy work the Tigers have made of their schedule through four weeks, Koons isn't going to let his players relax.

“I'm a little bit of a perfectionist,” he said with a laugh. “I'm not satisfied with winning a few games early in the year. I want us to win all of them. Class 3A is as competitive a class as there is, so we know there will be some good teams there at the end. We want to be one of them.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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