TENAHA - Being in the playoffs is nothing new for the Tenaha football team. The Tigers are a perennial playoff team and have hopes of bringing home their first state title in 6 years.
Tenaha enters the state semifinals with a perfect record. They've been dominating the opposition, there’s no sign of them cooling off any time soon. “I attribute it to work ethic,” head coach Craig Horn stated, “They’re committed. They’re high character kids who do the little things right.”
Senior receiver Trai Gardner attributes their success to the tight connection they have formed off the field. “I think it’s our bond with each other. Off the field, we spend a lot of time with each other…and I believe that’s what brought us together to what we are now,” Gardner explained.
Though Tenaha has made deep runs in the playoffs the last several years, they haven’t brought home a state title since 2011. Coach Horn has a theory for how they can bring one home this year. “You’re going to need a little bit of luck. The teams that wins the whole thing is going to be a little bit lucky,” he explained.
The Tigers are hoping to have luck on their side when they face Burton on Thursday in the state semifinals. This game kicks off at 7:00 PM at Driskell Stadium in Crockett.