Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tigers and Wildcats to face off

Friday night Tiger fans will have their first chance to watch the 2010 squad begin their quest for a return trip to the playoffs.

Just as they did last year, the Tigers will travel to Sulphur Springs to scrimmage against a tough Wildcat football team.

For the Tigers, Brandon Martin and Shea South will both get a chance to play and show what they can do. They are battling for the starting QB job. This will also be the first chance to see how the young group of WRs react to playing with pads and absorbing contact.

Sulphur Springs scrimmaged Lindale last week, so they already have an idea of what they have. They run a NASCAR style offense, that's a quick passing attack. Their first play last week was a short pass that ended up going for a 70 yard TD. Players to watch include Justin Owens, QB, Kendrick Daniels, RB, and Alvin Frazier, WR.

Last year Head Coach Greg Owens led his team to a 10-4 record. They made it to the 4A Division 2 Quarterfinals before losing to Denison. More Wildcat news at

The scrimmage will be 10 plays for each offense, then a half of live football.

The Tigers play at Kaufman on 27th in their first game.

Today is my birthday. I quit counting 5 years ago when I turned 29. :-)