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High school notebook: Tuttle's running game, defense are potent

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 11, 2012

There's no mistaking what has carried the Tuttle Tigers through its first two wins of the season — defense and the running game.

After rolling to a 40-0 win over Plainview in the season opener, the Tigers piled up 318 rushing yards on just 35 attempts in a 44-0 win over Elk City last week.

Sophomore running back Morgan Neal had 13 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns, while junior Jesse Gregory added 134 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

The Tigers host Elgin on Friday night.


Seminole is still looking for a quarterback to replace four-year starter Garrett Clark.

The Chieftains are using three quarterbacks as coach Mike Snyder searches for the right replacement.

“We're still trying to find the guy that we want to pull the trigger every down,” Snyder said. “We're just not quite there yet.”

Seminole lost valuable training time Friday when its game against Tecumseh was called before the first quarter could be completed. The Chieftains were just starting their second drive.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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