For the last two years, the Talihina Golden Tigers and the Vian Wolverines were District 2A-6 rivals. Now, the Golden Tigers are back down in Class A, and won't have to worry about the Wolverines â€” at least in the regular season.
However, the two teams will scrimmage each other at 6 p.m. tonight in Vian in what will likely be the stiffest test the Tigers will see all regular season long.
â€śSome people may wonder why we'd want to scrimmage a team like Vian in our second scrimmage, but scrimmaging a team like this will show our weaknesses, and show us what we have to correct before the season starts the next week against the (Wilburton) Diggers,â€ť said Kelly Gravitt, Talihina's coach. â€śIf we can make positive plays, and stay healthy, it will be a good scrimmage for us.â€ť