Tiger Football Makes History


Mansfield Tiger Football has made MISD history by making it to round 4 of football playoffs this year. Men’s Athletic Director Coach Hulme reveals more on the team’s history.

“Mansfield High School has never made it to round 4 quarter-finals. Previously, we have only ever made it to round 3 of playoffs in 2008 and 2011,” Hulme said.

Hulme made some observations as to what sets this year’s team apart from the ones of the past.

“I think these guys have learned to play and win in close games,” Hulme said. “We played some very close games in the year against Cedar Hill, South Grand Prairie, and Midlothian, and these guys never quit believing that they can win the game.”

Advancing this far in playoffs means a lot to Hulme, the other coaches, and the entire football team.

“Getting this far means the work [I have] put in as coach in off-season and summer pays off and it makes me really happy. For the coaches and players, it’s also a reward for them for all the hard work and effort they have put in as well. I’m very happy and proud of them,” Hulme said.

The core of the coaching staff has not changed significantly, which has provided a solid foundation for the team players.

“The foundation of the coaching staff is still here and has been here for eight years. I think that has provided stability for the players, knowing they always have the same old coaches, because it gives them a routine for them.”

Mansfield to take on Denton Guyer tomorrow, December 5th, at the Dragon Stadium in Southlake. Tickets are available for presale, $6 for students and $8 for adults, and at the gate for $10 for all tickets.