The Dripping Springs Tigers varsity football team (1-1) suffered a close 17-14 loss against the Austin High Maroons (2-0) at Tiger Stadium on Friday, September 4th.
Despite the loss, Tigers defensive coordinator Chris King said the team played well.
“I feel like they executed the gameplan that we had put in place,” he said. “And I was really proud of the way they battled for four quarters.”
That plan included taking away the Maroons’ prefered method of attack.
“Austin high is a team that likes to throw the ball a lot,” King said. ”And I feel like we took that away from them.”
King feels there are few things the team could have done differently.
“If there was one thing we could have done better it would be adjusting to playing a heavy run oriented game,” he said.
Despite having to work through some challenges on the field as a team, a few key players were able to overcome these hurdles and assist their team.
“Connally Waight had a big interception and Alex Dance had a huge sac that caused a fumble,” King said. “Both happening at times when it felt like Austin High was starting to get some momentum.”
King seemed to think that next week’s game against Bastrop will pose a new set of challenges.
“Bastrop has a total different offense than Austin High,” King said. “We’ve got to change our mentality and be able to adjust to what they do offensively.
“I think we will do a better job of tackling and that will give us a better chance to win.”
Written by Graysen Gilbraith