Tiger Times

Bittersweet symphony

Bittersweet symphony

November 10, 2018

A 99-yard rushing touchdown by West Mesquite quarterback Neal Johnson seemed to be a fitting end to the Tigers’ season. The Wranglers defeated the Tigers on Friday night by a score of 49-21 in both teams’ final games of the season. After a competitive first half, West Mesquite scored all of 28...

Coming back home

Coming back home

November 5, 2018

It took seven weeks, but finally, the tower shined orange again. In their final home game of the season, the Tigers rediscovered the taste of victory by defeating the Wylie East Raiders, 35-19. This marked the team’s first district win of the season. The Tigers established a lead quickly after they...

Superior Cats

Superior Cats

September 15, 2018

The Tigers spoiled homecoming as they knocked off the Liberty Eylau Leopards 47-35 on a rainy Friday night at Harris Field. The Leopards took the ball first and failed to gain the first down, giving the Tigers an opportunity to put points on the board early after punching their way to the 5-yard l...

Frying the bacon

Frying the bacon

September 8, 2018

After an onslaught of penalties, miscues and mayhem, the Tigers recaptured the coveted axe with a 43-35 win against Arkansas High on Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The Razorbacks took the ball first and marched right down the field with a couple of third down conversions. Quarterback Sean Foreback...

Curtain call

Curtain call

September 1, 2018

When Tevailance “Tevay” Hunt steps onto the gridiron on Saturday with No. 9 on his back, many eyes from all over the country, especially Texarkana, will be watching. The former Texas High Tiger will be making his debut today as a wide receiver on his new team, the TCU Horned Frogs. Hunt lived...

Caught in the Hawk’s Claw

Caught in the Hawk’s Claw

August 31, 2018

Miscues and mistakes characterized the Tigers loss against the Pflugerville Henderson Hawks in the 2018 season opener. The Tigers received the ball first and were forced to punt. The Hawks then went three-and-out on their next drive but caught a break after they recovered a muffed punt in the end...

Back on the gridiron

Back on the gridiron

August 30, 2018

The Tigers begin their 2018 season in Waxahachie against the Pflugerville Hendrickson Hawks at 7 p.m. Both teams come into the game with new districts and huge expectations on their shoulders. The Tigers aim to build off of a 7-4 campaign last year that saw them end the season with a hard-fought los...

Rivalry renewed – sort of

Rivalry renewed – sort of

August 29, 2018

Texas High. Longview. Two teams that have engraved themselves into the heart of East Texas high school football. Now in different districts, both teams still have tensions that come up in conversations surrounding the sport in the Piney Woods. This old rivalry seemed as if it had never ceased when the Tiger...

Life after sports

Life after sports

March 5, 2018

He comes to a stop, hands on his knees, breathing heavily. He can’t hear the noise around him because of the beating of his own heart and blood rushing in his ears. He looks around at the red clay track that surrounds him, a place he has come to know as a second home over the past three years. Only...

NFL conference championship

NFL conference championship

January 24, 2018

The NFL Conference Championship was exciting on one hand and pretty awful on the other. Here’s a recap of what happened: Vikings vs. Eagles: The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 38-7. Coming into this game, the odds were in favor of the Vikings to win this game. However, th...

NFL divisional round

NFL divisional round

January 19, 2018

The Divisional Round of the playoffs was a round that favored the underdogs. Here’s a recap of the mayhem that occured: Saints vs. Vikings: The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 in a heartbreaking fashion. Minnesota had a 96.1 percent chance of winning at the half due to...

Injury leads to opportunity

Injury leads to opportunity

January 17, 2018

He stands by the goal, ready to take off with the ball. But this time it’s different. Instead of a leather, oval-shaped ball, it’s black and white. Hands-free is a new concept to him. Transitioning from something that has shaped your life for the last five years to being a newbie in a sport you kno...

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