TECUMSEH—It was tough sledding Friday night as the Tuttle Tigers defense and the Oklahoma weather teamed up to down the Tecumseh Savages 28-6. The Savages were held to just two first downs and 34 total yards during the contest.

TECUMSEH—It was tough sledding Friday night as the Tuttle Tigers defense and the Oklahoma weather teamed up to down the Tecumseh Savages 28-6. The Savages were held to just two first downs and 34 total yards during the contest.

As tough as it was for Tecumseh, they were only down four points with 9:03 left in the game. That’s when Tuttle finally took the upper hand and scored 18 points to close out the game.

The Tigers scored the game’s first points on a five-play 47 yards scoring drive. Tuttle’s Tristin Truelove scored from three yards out then converted the 2-point play to give the visitor’s an 8-0 lead with 8:30 left in the first quarter.

Tuttle scored a safety with 11:02 in the second quarter when the Savages bobbled the punt snap and was sacked in the end zone, giving the Tigers a 10-0 lead.

The Savages defense, who played tough all night, provided a huge spark with 4:18 left in the half. On third and goal from the Tecumseh seven yard line, Tyler Bingham applied pressure to Tuttle’s QB Carson Berryhill who then threw an interception, in stride, to Caleb Kelsey. Kelsey sprinted down the far sideline for the 95-yard pick six and cut the Tiger lead to 10-6.

Tuttle’s next possession saw the Tigers move into Tecumseh territory, but on a third and goal from the Savages six Kelsey struck again. This time he fell on a Tuttle fumble to end the threat and end the half with a 10-6 deficit.

Tuttle’s defense held the Savages to six yards rushing and 24 yards passing in the half.

Tuttle finally broke through with a score at the 4:28 mark of the fourth quarter to take a 16-6 lead. That came on a 9-play 37 yard drive. That’s when the turnover bug bit Tecumseh.

On the ensuing kickoff, Jaylen Walker mishandled the kickoff, but squirted free and tried to make something out of nothing, but fumbled ther slick ball into the end zone and Truelove pounced on it to increase the lead to 22-6.

On the next possession, Truelove struck again. This time he picked off a Will Hilton pass and sprinted 55 yards for the game’s final score.

Tuttle controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, holding Tecumseh to just 10 yards rushing, while gaining 261 on 52 carries.

Tecumseh will try to rebound next Friday as they travel to face Cushing.