It’s been a roller coaster of a ride for the Mansfield Sr High Tigers since the beginning of summer kicked off. The players were faced with an emotional change in coaching staff that for a short time left everyone in limbo. But even through that experience, the Tigers proved that there is nothing they could endure that would ever subdue the love and determination that they have for the game.
On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the Sr Tigers had their hands full with back to back football camps. First up was the 7 on 7 camp that Mansfield attended in Greenwood. They not only went to war against the 6A Bulldogs but against 6A Russellville as well. “The Sr High is just a tremendous group of young men who are focused and dedicated,” said Coach Tim Cothran. “We really are expecting an exciting season from them. They just continue to get better and better. Everything we are doing now is just continuing to fine-tune the details.”
The Tigers wrapped up Thursday with a football camp in Cedarville. Even though the team was down seven players including five linemen, the squad kept the ball rolling and delivered a great practice. Coach Keith Stovall explained, “Even though we had a few players out, we still performed well. Several athletes took advantage of the opportunity to step up and compete. The additional reps for them got our team better as a whole.” From an onlookers point of view, it’s obvious that nothing is going to sway the Tigers from the goals that they have set in place for the rest of the summer and for the upcoming football season.