Tigert turns Tigers around

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Ryan Nicholson goes up and under Shawn Beech in the fourth quarter.

To be the best, you have to play the best.

That's what Marshall County High School has done this year. Tigert's Tigers have turned it around, going from 8-19 last year and a fourth-place finish in District 10AA to the regular season championship this year.

The Tigers (21-5) have lost five games this season, two to AAA schools, one to arch rival Giles County, and two to the number sixth ranked Class A Culleoka Warriors.

The Tigers traveled to Culleoka Thursday night for their regular season finale, losing 73-62.

"We wanted a tough road game going into the tournament and we got it tonight. It was a well-fought game. And give Culleoka credit, they came to play and won the battle. A game like this will do nothing but help us," said MCHS head coach Jason Tigert.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.