Media Day: Tuttle Tigers

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:42 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 21, 2010 1:21 PM CDT

Corey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tuttle Tigers finished last year with their second consecutive undefeated regular season, but both times lost in the playoffs. They are hoping to fix that second part this year.

The Tigers took a very casual approach to their season outlook and shied away from revealing a specific expectation this season. Colin Stevenson said they simply focus on improving and playing their hardest, and the wins should come.

While the Tigers did not change districts in the offseason, many of the teams around them did. The district as a whole has been largely restructured, and the Tuttle coaches acknowledged how difficult their district schedule will be.

“When you look at our district from top to bottom, it’s one of those things where there’s not a week off,” said assistant coach Brandon Blizzard. “There’s not a team you can take lightly. Hopefully we can live up to the expectations.”

When asked what opponent they most look forward to facing, the Tuttle players said they do not focus on any one game. They echoed the mantra of their coaches, saying they just want to worry about themselves game by game.

While the Tigers dominated the majority of their competition, they received a taste of their own medicine in the playoffs, losing 40-14 to Claremoe-Sequoyah. The Tuttle coaches stressed that the disappointing performance in that game is their greatest inspiration going into the season.