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 — 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.
“Some 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,” said Kelly Gravitt, Talihina's coach. “If we can make positive plays, and stay healthy, it will be a good scrimmage for us.”