DURANT â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers football team lost only once in 2013, but it came in the state semifinals to end their season.
Class A's top-ranked Ringling Blue Devils held off the Golden Tigers 26-18 in the state semifinals Friday night at Paul Laird Field on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
The Golden Tigers end their season at 13-1.
Talihina scored with 8:18 left to play in the game to cut the deficit to 26-18, but the Golden Tigers never got the ball back.
Look for Sports Correspondent Calvin McClain's more in depth story about Friday night's state semifinal in Tuesday's edition.