Tigers defeat Marshall, 20-6

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Photo by Haley Rushing

Senior Lavonte Henry tackles the Marshall ballcarrier during the senior night game tonight at Grim Stadium. The Tigers defeated Marshall 20-6.

Story by Taylor Potter, Sports Editor

The seniors’ final moments of Friday nights at Grim Stadium were spent in celebration after beating district opponent Marshall tonight 20-6.

The Tigers made some key changes in this game; the biggest being junior Dakota Hunter as the new starting quarterback. Hunter made some good passes early and threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

“The guys believed in me,” Hunter said. “It felt good. I tried to be a good role model and not let anyone down.”

The game was not without plenty of Texas High miscues. Sophomore Javon Thomas had three fumbles in the game.

“It brought me down some,” Thomas said. “I need to improve on that because it cost my team.”

The seniors tried not to focus on it being their last home game as a Tiger. They wanted to keep their sights set on winning this game.

“I wasn’t thinking about it being my last time being at Grim,” senior Nick Christen said. “I was just thinking about it being another game.”

The emotional atmosphere took a toll on the fans as well.

“I’m really sad that it’s our last home game because I’ve been to almost every home game since freshman year,” senior Roshni Patel said. “I’m going to miss the band playing; everyone cheering in the student section. I’m going to miss the hype.”

All in all, the game was a success for the Tigers. Next week, they will take on Hallsville in the final contest of the season. For the seniors, they hope to end the season on a high note.

“It’s sad that my senior has to come to an end,” Christen said. “But we’re going to make the best of it.”