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August 30, 2013

Tigers focus on improving

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NORMAN —

Coming off of last week’s scrimmage against Enid, one in which NHS showed it had plenty of offensive weapons with Jakcob Dean at the helm, Nation was pleased with what his team accomplished. The biggest highlight to the coaching staff was that, out of every play the Tigers ran last week, only one went for negative yardage.

But there were areas Nation said the team could improve before taking the field tonight, the biggest of which was their conditioning, something that will certainly be put to the test in tonight’s extended scrimmage.

“We went out last week and competed well, but I was slightly disappointed in our conditioning and our hustle, which goes back to the conditioning,” he said. “It needs to improve. Other teams, hurry-up offenses, won’t slow down for you on the field. Your conditioning is a big part of your success, so that’s something we’re focusing on this week.”

Of course, the Tigers are also focused on refining their patented option run game, something they rode to the second round of the playoffs a year ago and will hope to use to control the flow of the game against the T-Wolves next week.

“You want to use this week to clean up your mistakes and be ready to put it all out there,” Nation said. “We’ve got a week left.”

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