Playoff-bound Cushing loses against Blanchard

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CUSHING – The Tiger offense took a step back Friday night as district 4A-2 contender Blanchard dominated its home turf for a 40-14 victory. Cushing (4-5 overall, 4-2 district) punted five times and turned the ball over twice Friday night on the road.

Moyer found Nathan Jones open at the 23 yard line, and Jones beat a trail to the back of the end zone. Chance Kindley kicked the extra point.

Cushing ran only 44 plays and came short of typical yardage production. The Tigers will travel to district-leading Tuttle (9-0, 6-0) Friday, Nov. 2 for the regular-season finale. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Cushing has locked down playoff qualification, but how the Tigers finish this portion of the schedule determines where they will be sent for the first round.

In their first season as 4A competitors, they have faced at least four tried-and-true playoff contenders. Tuttle, the next opponent, is undefeated and favored in 4A. “That’s a really, really good football team we just played, these are the types of teams you have to play to know where you stand,” Cushing coach Rusty Morgan said. “The message is going to stay the same, I challenge them to be consistent day in and day out. Consistency is the key, we know Tuttle is a great football team... we just have to understand the passing game and get better.