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High school football: Tuttle, the District 3A-1 favorite, will rely on speed

Jones expected to challenge the Tigers for the district title.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 17, 2012
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photo - The Tuttle Tigers and some fans run onto the field as they prepare to play the Weatherford Eagles in high school football on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Tuttle, Okla.   Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
The Tuttle Tigers and some fans run onto the field as they prepare to play the Weatherford Eagles in high school football on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Tuttle, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

He's a playmaker once he gets the ball in his hands,” Wallis said. “He's got a chance to be a really good one for us.”

BLANCHARD YOUNG UP FRONT

With a strong group of skilled position players, Blanchard's success will depend on the ability of some young linemen to step into starting roles.

However, the offense is in good hands with quarterback Brock Lamle, who has a couple of good passing options in Zach Hill and Kyle Self. And running back Braden Stringer received valuable experience last year as well.

Hill anchors the defense. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior is a standout linebacker. D.J. Williams accounted for 100 tackles at linebacker last year as well.

MARLOW GETS A LIFT

Despite a one-win season a year ago at Marlow, opposing coaches have high expectations for the Outlaws under new coach Rob Renshaw.

Renshaw, who coached Bethany to the 2003 state title, will look to Wakely Bergner to quarterback his new offense. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior is a third-year starter.

EXTRA POINTS

Mount St. Mary coach Chris Stiles is excited heading into his second season. Though the team graduated some talented players, he feels the unit as a whole can be better. “These kids come to work. Our practice pace and focus are so much better. We're building a program at Mount St. Mary, and we're taking another step in year two,” Stiles said... Little Axe senior Jeremy Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, has been a strong leader in the offseason, which should carry into the rest of the year. Smith will start at quarterback and also see time at linebacker on a defense that returns five starters.

By Scott Wright and Ryan Aber

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
Reporter
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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