TENAHA, Texas (KTRE) - In little less than two weeks, Tenaha Tigers will look to continue their dominance after stumbling in the 2018 2A DI Region III final.
Tenaha is always in the conversation for state title contender. In 2018, Tenaha made the jump from 2A DII to 2A DI following a state title appearance in 2017 at the DII level. Tenaha made it to the 2A DI Region III final. They were up 14-13 at halftime over San Augustine before getting outscored 30-3 in the 2nd half to lose 43-17.
“We are always look for a state championship,” strong safety JT Calloway said. “Laying it down to San Augustine was a disappointment because that is now who Tenaha is.”
Since that game, the Tigers have been focused on learning from their mistakes.
“When momentum shifts we got to find a way to get it back and not lay down,” Head coach Richard Tamplin said. “Coming from DII to DI they learned that you have to play four quarters of football. It had not been that way. I think they are ready and that have matured. In their heads they know they have to play four quarters.”
It will not be easy for Tenaha. The Tigers have Garrison and Joaquin in their district and will most likely have to meet up with San Augustine again in the playoffs.
“We are not playing any weak teams,” quarterback Hayden Jenkinssaid. “It is a game every Friday night. It just puts us up for the challenge to make us better.”