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The Texas High Tigers are preparing for a home playoff game this Friday night at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park
The Tigers are hosting the Independence Knights out of Frisco, Texas. Both teams come in red hot, with the Knights having won 5 games in a row, with the Tigers on a four game winning streak themselves.
Texas High went down to Lufkin last Friday night, and shocked the highly ranked Panthers, winning in double overtime. Tiger Head Football Coach Gerry Stanford had this to say about the huge win for the program. “Tremendous game and effort by both teams. Proud for our kids, our district, and our community.”
The Rian Cellers to Kobe Webster combo was on fire for the Tigers passing game. Running back Tracy Cooper had combined total yards of around 140. Stanford was very pleased with the offensive showing by these offensive players, saying, “Did a great job, had a huge impact on the game.”
The defense came up big for the Tigers including big turnovers, both fumble recoveries and interceptions, including the final pick off that secured the victory in double overtime.
As for the Independence Knights out of Frisco, Stanford says they are impressive. “Very explosive on offense and physical on defense.”
The stands at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park will be full with excited and proud Texas High fans, who hope their team can make it to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in a while.
Coach Stanford is pumped about playing at home, “It’s great to be able to play in front of our home crowd once again.”
I asked the coach, what does his team need to do to be successful and continue on in the playoffs. He said, “We need to get over last weeks win and settle into the game quickly.”
These Tigers have the athleticism to go far, and over the last four weeks, especially last Friday in beating Lufkin, they now have the confidence to know they can compete with anyone in the state.
Congratulations to Coach Stanford and his staff on the tremendous job they are doing, both on and off the field with the student athletes at Texas High!!