One game, just four quarters is all that's standing in the way of the Tenaha Tigers from the State Finals.
The Regional Champions are playing undefeated teams in back-to-back weeks, but proved they could handle the challenge last week after serving Iola their first loss of the season.
Up next, are the 13-0 Bremond Tigers.
“Bremond has been ranked number one in the state all year long, undefeated, and they will definitely be ready for us,” said head coach Terry Ward
With a rich history of playing each other in the past, both Tenaha and Bremond are staples for Texas football in the arena for small schools
“Every year it's a battle. It can go either way and this year, it's no different,” said Ward.
“It's a good game. They push, they never give up, so it's going to be a pretty good game,” said running back and safety Cobe Caraway. “We just got to be able to play.”
While Coach Ward is expecting another big game from Caraway who has rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season, he and the Tigers have one thing on their minds.
“I'm going to have to play defense. That's my main key,” said Caraway. “I already know what I can do on offense. I just got to help the secondary maintain their receivers so all I'm going to do is play defense. That's all I have to do.”
There's no denying Bremond is just well-rounded. While Tenaha is getting ready defensively to embrace their offense, it's Bremond's defense that has some notable numbers.
Bremond has given up just one touchdown this playoff run and average just eight points against this season.
However, the Tenaha Tigers still feel confident in their offensive plans to break through.
“We play teams every time with a good defense. Our linemen just got to block and we got to execute plays like we always do,” said Caraway.
“Offensively, we definitely need to score because they don't give up a bunch,” said Ward. “But it's going to be determined by our defense. Our defense has to play really good this week.”
Both Tiger teams will face off at 7:30 at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches.
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