Tigers overcome past struggles, post 5-0 record
The Linden-Kildare Tigers entered this past Friday with a BYE week. With the Tigers going into district play at 5-0, Tiger Land has come to life.
It is a different atmosphere around town and throughout each of the school campuses. If you walk on any campus you would instantly see what I mean.
L-K is ready for the challenges ahead.
The Tigers have fought through the first five games this season with a different outcome than others predicted.
Being the underdog in their first couple of outings the Tigers have blown away the competition.
These young men have come together as a team but also as a family.
The motto for the team is “If one person struggles we all struggle”. That has set the tone for L-K.
One position the Tigers have struggled with in the past is the coaching staff, but last year when Head Coach Derek Simmons stepped up and took the challenge head on the rest just fell into place.
At the end of last season, coach knew it was going to get better when all the other coaches decided to stay at L-K.
With only one coach retiring (Coach J.D. Russell), the players would return to see the same faces they left the year before.
With the kids already knowing how Coach Simmons and his staff work, the boys were ready to get started early.
It has been years since anyone has seen L-K play hard-nosed football, but in the past five games that’s all the Tigers have done.
It takes multiple leaders on and off the field to create an atmosphere like that.
Linden-Kildare has shown that since week one.
A great ball club is not made up of just players but coaches as well.
Even though no one knows how the season will turn out, the Tigers know where they stand and the coaching staff does too.
When asked the response you will get is, “We are Family”.
The Tigers will host Honey Grove at 7:30 p.m. this Friday inside the friendly confines of Jack Hetherington-Tiger Stadium.
Support your Tigers and don’t forget your blue and white.