- Mini Penny
After four weeks, the Talihina Golden Tigers will finally get to play a District 2A-6 contest. The Golden Tigers (4-0, 0-0 in district play), ranked 10th in the Class 2A Poll, will entertain the Panama Razorbacks (0-4, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
With the set-up of District 2A-6 having only seven teams, it means that each team has four non-district games on its schedule. It just so happened that Talihina got the luck of getting all four of its non-District 2A-6 contests in the first four weeks of the regular season. Now, the Golden Tigers are ready for the real season to commence.
â€śWe got our four non-district games out of the way,â€ť Talihina Coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe won them all. Now, we need to concentrate on district play from here on. The kids did a great job last week getting a win over Antlers (by a score of 41-6). They're ready to go into district play now.â€ť
As for the â€™Backs, they just keep hoping that each night will provide an end to the losing streak by the end of the fourth quarter.
â€śEach week, we're fighting to get that first win,â€ť first-year Panama Coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śIt would be sweet to have it come against the defending district champs. We have to continue to work hard, and correct our mistakes. Eventually, we'll correct them all.â€ť