TISHOMINGO, OK -- The Tishomingo Indians are ready to turn things around in 2014. The Indians finished 2-8 last year in Nic Claborn's first season as head coach. Now with a year under his belt, things are looking up.
"He came in last year and did a lot of good for us. It was a big improvement from what we were used to. It was kind of hard to get used to but this year I think we can have a lot of big improvements," senior lineman Eli Vandevier said.
The Indians hope that with the help of 15 returning starters they'll be practicing during Thanksgiving break. But for now, they're not looking that far ahead.
"I tell the kids we're going to take it one game at a time. Every game we just want to do our very best and try to eliminate mistakes that we had last year, eliminate penalties and let the chips fall where they may," Claborn added.
After going 2-18 in the past two seasons, the Indians are ready to put up a fight and show the doubters that Tishomingo is a force to be reckoned with.
"We plan on proving them wrong because we've really been working hard and we plan to show the community and everyone else that we're ready," senior running back and linebacker Logan Branch concluded.
The Indians kick-off the season Sept. 5 against Madill.