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Monday, December 8, 2014


Here they are:  The 2014 Class C Football State Champions!!

The Tipton Tigers won the Gold Ball in the Championship Game against the Cherokee Chiefs, with 18 seconds left in the 3rd quarter!  The 45 point mercy ruling went into effect with the ending score of 58-12.  The game was played at Southwestern Oklahoma State College in Weatherford, OK.

 And the celebrating began as a few thousand fans cheered on the Tigers!  
Our nephew is the head coach.  We're so proud of him!  He's not only a great coach, but a great example of a Christian man to these young men.  His influence goes way beyond the field.   His dad (our brother-in-law), is also one of the coaches.
 Our 16 year old, Jacob, was a part of the team that went to State last year, receiving the silver ball.  It's still a great accomplishment, but there's nothing like winning the GOLD!  So, of course, we had to get a picture with the trophy!
Sophomore teammates, minus one.

Our oldest put a Go Pro camera on his brother's helmet for a few minutes!

Our oldest son has been broadcasting and commentating the Tipton Tiger football games for a few years.  This was his view for the live audio broadcast.  Pretty neat view!

Our four kiddos....
 The celebrating continued when we got back to Tipton.  The team's bus was greeted by lots of cheering fans and the lit-up scoreboard....
 ...and escorted in by the police and firemen!
 Encouraging words from the Coach...
 And our Freshman gave a big pep talk to the team and to the fans:
 He said, "Y'all are acting like this is over...that when these guys graduate, that it's the end of the Tipton Tigers winning.  But it's not over! We're gonna continue to win!"  We were so proud of him!
One last team breakout :(. That's a little sad!
The block party at the field ended with fireworks!  
What an exciting season!  What a ride for our Seniors! 

 They've gone to State four years in a row and come home with a silver ball, a GOLD BALL, a silver ball, AND ANOTHER GOLD BALL!  They will always have special memories of their HS career!  And we, the fans, look forward to more!

Congratulations, Tipton Tigers! We're proud of you!
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