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New offense, new helmets, same result for victorious Tuttle

BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: September 9, 2011
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/articleid/3603007/1/pictures/1506934">Photo - Tuttle quarterback Cooper Koons (13) scores on a keeper over Newcastle's Cade Nichols in the first quarter as the Newcastle Racers play the Tuttle Tigers in high school football on Friday, September 9, 2011, in Newcastle, Okla.   Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Tuttle quarterback Cooper Koons (13) scores on a keeper over Newcastle's Cade Nichols in the first quarter as the Newcastle Racers play the Tuttle Tigers in high school football on Friday, September 9, 2011, in Newcastle, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

The Tigers also have more of a passing game than in years past with junior quarterback Cooper Koons, who, as the coach's son, is mentally able to run the complicated offense. Phil Koons said he chooses about half of the plays himself.

“A lot of people might think we're old-school Tuttle, lining up in the I, but we have a great receiving core,” Cooper Koons said. “Those guys can catch the ball. I don't ever have to throw a great ball; they'll catch whatever. ... It's easy, really.”

Cooper Koons and the Tigers certainly made it look easy in Friday's win. The quarterback completed seven of nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 50 yards and two scores.

The scariest thing for future Tuttle opponents? The Tigers only have seven seniors this season.

“It really looks promising for the next couple of years for us,” Phil Koons said.


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