GUNTER, TX -- They're used to hanging banners in Gunter. Five district championships in six seasons, two straight ten win seasons and several deep playoff runs make the Tigers one of the most premier programs in Class 2A.
"We're tough people and we just want to win football games and that we're just going to come together as a team and be brothers," senior receiver and cornerback Rhett Taylor said.
They'll have to start coming together quickly if they want to make another run at it. The Tigers lost a lot of seniors last season, but that's the same old song and dance for Gunter.
They're used to turnover and prove at GHS talent never graduates, one of the main reasons that's true is because of head coach Jake Fieszel's philosophy.
"We believe in hard work, and we're going to come out here everyday, go to work and hopefully we string enough good days together that we're going to improve our team enough to win games," he said.
Five seniors will lead the charge next season. They've won back-to-back district titles and now is their time to put a stamp on the program and build their legacy. There is no doubt it can be achieved.
"We have full confidence in our kids stepping in there and fulfilling those roles," Fieszel said.
"As long as we're getting better every day, we can't complain about any thing, I mean, every day is a new day, and just we got to step it up," senior offensive and defensive lineman Tyson Scott said.
They say they're not big on long term goals. The focus is on the here and now, which includes constant improvement and taking it game by game.
One thing they don't have to worry about is team unity.
"I know that I can expect everything from them. I know they are going to lay their body out and heart out for me and I'll do the same for them, and that's just why we're so good, we're a brotherhood and we're just going to do everything for each other and for this community," Scott concluded.