Tiger Times

Sophomore defensive back Jalen Jones attempts to tackle Frisco Independence quarterback Braylon Braxton as he scores a touchdown in the second quarter of the 5A D1 Area playoff game on Nov. 22 at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers met an end to their football season in the second round of the playoffs with a 45-30 loss.

Knights conquer the Tigers

November 23, 2019

Storming the field to AC/DC’s Back in Black through a screen of fog, the Tigers made quite the spectacle to jumpstart their second playoff game. This particular song choice was no mistake, but a reference to the return of the Tiger’s famed all black jerseys. However, the electric atmosphere of the...

Senior Owen Likins competes in a cross country meet in Lindale, Texas. Likins later qualified for the UIL 5A State Championship.

Run, Likins, run

November 21, 2019

Running can be described in many ways, depending on who is asked. For some, running is described as the devil’s workout. For others, it is a necessary evil. For one Texas High School runner, it is his favorite thing to do, and it is obvious as he goes on to compete against the fastest high school runners...

Texas High football players celebrate their victory over the Lufkin Panthers on Friday,. Nov. 15th. The Tigers won with a score of 41-35 in double overtime.

An upset for the books

November 17, 2019

They were simply a team with a three-game losing streak. A team looking for a chance, desperately clinging to the hope of qualifying for playoffs. However, on Friday, Oct. 18th, the players walked off the field with a different look. They walked off the field with smiles on their faces, helmets raised ...

Tigers dunk on the Leopards

Tigers dunk on the Leopards

November 16, 2019

Ten seconds remain on the board. It’s a tied game until Texas High drains in a final layup followed by a free throw shot. On Nov. 15, the Tigers and Leopards battled it out on the court with a final score of 46-43, the Tigers taking the win....

Texas High athletic director and head football coach Gerry Stanford speaks to players after a game. The Texas High Tigers advanced to playoffs after a game against West Mesquite.

The long awaited return

November 14, 2019

A season distinguished by huge wins, shared tears and new-found excitement. A season turned around from loss. A season that brought together hope and unity to formulate a winning team. The Texas High Tigers, bouncing back from their 0-3 start in district play, hold their helmets higher than ever ...

Senior runnig back Tracy Cooper reaches for the goal line to score a touchdown for Texas High in the third quarter against West Mesquite. The Tigers secured a play off birth with a 41-14 win.

Tigers return to playoffs

November 9, 2019

The Texas High Tigers and the West Mesquite Wranglers faced off Friday night in a game that would make or break the Tigers’ postseason hopes. The Tigers ended the game in triumph with a final score of 41-14, clinching a spot in the playoffs. The first quarter had an ideal start for the Tigers with defensi...

Junior quarterback Rian Cellers avoids a Wylie East defender to complete a pass in the 40-13 win. The victory kept the post season hopes alive for the Tigers.

Playoffs or bust

November 6, 2019

Six games. Seven teams. Four spots. The UIL Football State Playoffs is the ultimate standard to which any high school football team hopes to be able to hold themselves to. However, the Tigers didn’t make the playoffs last year, breaking a streak that has lasted for over a decade. This year, after ...

Tigers in the doghouse

Tigers in the doghouse

October 5, 2019

The Tigers fell short of a district win in their second district game of the season, leaving homecoming with a hard fought loss against the McKinney North Bulldogs at 62-41.  The Bulldogs started fast and strong, with two touchdown receptions from quarterback Dillon Markiewicz to tight end Brandon Fra...

Texas High's defenders Devaughante Jack (30) and Clayton Smith (10) attempt to bring down the running back from John Tyler September 27, 2019. The Tigers lost their district opener 16-0.

Lions deliver Tigers loss

September 30, 2019

The John Tyler Lions showed the Tigers their first loss of the season, snapping the Tigers’ three-game win streak. Key struggles with the Tigers’ offense led to a 16-0 defeat Friday night. The past few games, the Tigers’ success could be attributed to having a very strong offensive line, an...

Serve, swing, win

Serve, swing, win

September 27, 2019

A slump in sports is essentially a dry spell or drought used to define a player or team’s deterioration during their career. This troubling "spell" in sports happens to players and teams ranging from every level of every sport. Most athletes are far too accustomed with the idea of being in a slump, e...

Kobe Webster stiff arms a Liberty Eyalu defender in the 62-13 victory against the cross town rival. The Tigers improved their record to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Kilgore next week.

Tigers dominate the Leopards

September 14, 2019

The Tigers left Grim Stadium after a blowout victory against crosstown rivals, the Liberty-Eylau Leopards. There were flashbacks to last week’s game, as again, a powerful start and a strong defense gave the Tigers a 62-13 win. The Leopards got off to a rough start by going three and out on their firs...

Senior Tracy Cooper outruns the Arkansas Razorback defense to score a touchdown in the second quarter of the 2019 Texas High vs. Arkansas High game. The Tigers held the Razorbacks to only seven points in the game.

Tigers tighten grip on axe

September 7, 2019

In the 105th Battle of the Axe, the Texas Tigers stifled the Arkansas Razorbacks with a commanding  28-7 victory.  Much of the Tigers’ success can be attributed to the strength of the offensive line in the first quarter. Running back Tracy Cooper helped Texas High remain in a strong lead from the b...

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