The Tigers have met expectations thus far, but next week offers them their first chance to truly exceed them. A win over the SaberCats would announce to the state that this NHS squad has arrived. And it would keep the Tigers in position to walk away with a district title when it’s all said and done.
“We have more to prove, both to our opponents and ourselves,” Nation said after Friday’s win. “We’re not as good yet as we can be.”
The question, then, is this. If the Tigers haven’t yet been as good as they can be against the inferior competition over the past few weeks, what will it take to bring that out?
Is it conceivable that they won’t ever get there? Or is it possible that a highly-hyped game against another Top-10 team under the lights will bring out the best in the Tigers?
We’ll find out Friday.
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