FRISCO, TX — A 21-point halftime deficit was cut to seven at multiple points, but the Texas High Tigers couldn’t make it closer than that as they fall to Highland Park in Frisco as their season comes to an end in the first round.
"We said there’s two kinds of teams in the playoffs, ones that don’t want to lose and the ones that want to go home and we showed that we wanted to be a team that didn’t want to lose and wanted to keep fighting to the bitter end. I don’t think it’s a loss. I think we kept fighting and we just came up short and ran out of time. Kids battled all night long and just couldn’t be more pleased with the effort they gave in this game tonight," said head coach Gerry Stanford.
"We fought pretty hard we just in the beginning we made a couple of mistakes, but we adjusted, but they made the last better play than us," added star wideout Tevailance Hunt.
There were trying circumstances to start the season for the Texas High Tigers, but this group of seniors banded together and put together a lot of memories, "Just, the most thing we did was we came together as a team throughout the season. We been through a lot and we handled a lot and I’m going to miss playing with them. It’s just great playing with them," explained Hunt.
With his first season as the Tiger head coach now in the books, Stanford is proud of what his team has accomplished, "Yeah what a way to go out. Just a true class and I told them before the game I don’t know if there’s been a team that’s been through more adversity than what they’ve been through all year long and just to pull together and pull through and to keep fighting even in adverse situations today, when they could have easily laid it down. There’s no quit in this team."