"Our efforts were relentless. Our pursuit was great."
Coach Shupe regards his team with pride after the Friday night triumph over Okmulgee Bulldogs. "We're gonna keep working - just trust. Sometimes it's gonna be ugly and that's okay. LIfe isn't pretty. "
The teams were kneck and kneck in the first two quarters and with a half-time score of 14-12, Tigers, it looked like any man's game. With no room for error from either side, the Bulldogs were first to crack and under the unrelenting pressure of Tigers' offensive line.
A number of well executed plays in the second half sealed the win for Cushing and earned every member of their offensive line an MVP status this week- Congratulations to right tackle #63 Dalton Womack, guards #54 Christian Ryan and #50 Nic Johnson, center #55 Dawson Williams and left tackle #70 Kobe Floyd.
This week's Viewer's Choice Poll was a four way tie among Kade Holderread, Dalton Womac, Brady Stokes and Matt Yates - each at 22.2% of fan's votes followed by Joseph Hunsucker at 11.1%.
As the Tigers' first district football game this season, a final score of 35-12 in favor of Cushing was just what the team needed - A big victory to bring the record up to 3-2 and 1-0 in district play. The recent win also earned the Tigers' 15 points in the district standings.
Shupe made a final acknowledgment as the successful evening neared it's end. "(The boys) have great parents. It comes from somewhere and I just want to thank everyone."
The Tigers welcome fan's support as they face the Pirates in Bristow next Friday, September 29th in their second district game of the season.