The Dripping Springs Tigers varsity football team (2-2) suffered a 55-24 loss in their district opener against the state No. 1-ranked Cedar Park Timberwolves (4-0) on Friday, September 18.
The Tigers had hopes of shocking the statewide football community once again and defeating the Timberwolves for a second year in a row.
Dripping Springs Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Foster, felt that the team handled the loss well.
“They handled it amazingly just as any great team handles a good loss,” he said.
Regardless of the Tigers’ loss, there were a number of positive aspects from Friday’s game that Foster noticed and he felt the team was well prepared.
He credited Cedar Park with simply having a very good football team.
“They are ranked number one in the state unanimously for several reasons,” he said. “And a lot of those reasons we saw on Friday night.”
According to Foster, the Tigers learned a lot at Friday’s game and will turn their loss into motivation for the remainder of the season.
“Our guys understand that in order to be where we want to be, which is where Cedar Park is, that we are 31 points away,” he said.
Foster believes that the team is fully capable of obtaining the same accomplishments that Cedar Park has achieved.
“As a team, we have to be able to do the things that they did,” he said. “And we must also do them well.”
Foster added that the strategy going into Friday’s homecoming game against Marble Falls is simple.
“We are going to try to win,” he said.
Written by Graysen Gilbraith