Tigers’ backs to the wall after loss to Marshall

Must win out for postseason shot

This past Friday the Mount Pleasant Tigers faced off against the Marshall Mavericks in what felt like a must-win for the Tigers to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Mount Pleasant Tigers would suffer their worst loss since week one. The Marshall Mavericks would ride past the Tigers, by a final score of 40-0.

The Tigers had their work cut out for them as Marshall consisted of multiple Division 1 commits. Outmatched on both the offensive and defensive lines, the Tigers failed to control the line of scrimmage, which allowed Marshall’s offense to gain rhythm and their defense to contain the Tigers’ playmakers.

The Tigers are now on their last legs. To have a chance at making the playoffs the Tigers must win out. In this situation you would hope for an easier opponent that you could build confidence with in going into the final games of the season.

The Tigers do not have that luxury. They will face off against The Texas High Tigers on the road. Texas High is always a football powerhouse, having several college prospects and even producing an NFL quarterback in Ryan Mallet in 2007.

If the Tigers can pull off the upset it would be one for the ages. A much-needed win for the Tigers would keep them alive for the season.

The Tigers’ next home game will be against the Sulphur Springs Wildcats next weekend.

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