The Talihina Golden Tigers football team continues to claw its way to wins, with the latest one being a 47-14 win over Sallisaw-Central last week.
â€śDefensively, we payed better than we played all year,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śThe kids were on cue and were fast to the ball. Everybody played assignment football. On offense, we were a bit sluggish on our first possession as [Sallisaw-Central] coach [Jeremy] Thompson was showing us a lot of defensive packages. But after that first drive, they got jacked up and were better.â€ť
The Golden Tigers (6-0, 2-0 in District A-6) are still atop the district standings, which is right where they want to be.
â€śWe do like where we're at at this time,â€ť Gravitt said. â€śIf we can get pas these two ball games, Canadian and Haileyville, maybe we'll be playing for a district title right here against Savanna [on Nov. 1].â€ť
The Golden Tigers will entertain the Canadian Cougars (1-4, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Doc Robinson Stadium.
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District A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Talihina 2-0 6-0 +30
Savanna 2-0 5-1 +30
Sallisaw-Central 2-1 3-3 +15
Canadian 1-2 2-3 -6
Quinton 1-2 3-3 -29
Gore 1-3 1-5 -10
Haileyville 0-2 0-6 -30