The first two years of high school football featured many struggles by these young men, but they pushed forward to earn the school’s first playoff victory in 10 years last season as well as the first District championship in a decade this year.
The 2013 year got off to a tough start for the Tigers as they dropped their season opener to Jim Ned and followed that with a blowout loss to Eastland that forced the Tigers to regroup.
They were able to get back on the winning track with consecutive wins against Olney, Lindsay and Archer City.
The eighth grade Tiger football team recently completed its second consecutive undefeated season. The Tigers finished their season as district champions for the second year in a row. Pictured are, front from left, Jonathan Green, Fernando Piedra, Landon Lewis, Gabino Ramos, Cason Hull, Tyler Harmonson, Amar Patel, second row, Alexander McDaniel, Ethan Goates, Weston Bowen, Victor Banuelos, Antonio Hernandez, Jose Peneda, Jacob Hull, Bolton Boggs, Josh Wells, Trey Tanner, Caleb Nunley, third row, Dalton Burby, Gerardo Esqueda, Dalton Harp, Hunter Hackley, Payton Laake, Trey Pruitt, Ty Kennedy, James Brock, Clay Botello, Alexis Rodriguez, John Munoz, back, Logan Dixon, Carson Pledger, Santiago Salazar, Edgar Medrano, Daniel Fowler and Hunter Jackson. (Mark Stretcher, Sports Writer)
Read the full article in the Jacksboro Gazette News on Dec. 3.