Gunter football one game away from redemption
GUNTER, Texas (KTEN) - One more game remains between Gunter and another state title as they get ready for Poth this Thursday.
"Our kids have done everything we've asked them to do so you know to get to this point is a culmination of a lot of hard work and sacrifice. We got to go put a couple more good days together and go try and play our best," said head coach Jake Fieszel.
Gunter is on the hunt for its third state title in the last seven seasons. The Tigers fell to Franklin in the state championship game last year and have been itching to get back to the big stage for a shot at redemption.
"I mean it's a great feeling because it's what we've been working up to this entire time, and we just got to finish the job," said senior wide receiver Ivy Hellman.
"It's going to come down to who goes out there and plays fundamental football for four quarters. Who goes out there and plays sound in the special teams, and hopefully we can go get it done," said Fieszel.
Gunter athletics is successful in not just football but all across the board, and most of it has to do with the high expectations set on their athletes at a young age.
"Our kids are some of the best in the state. Not only talented but also their work ethic is second to none," said Fieszel.
"My school before they pushed us hard, but here they push us to the best of our ability. I feel like that's really shown who I am as a player and as a man," said junior wide receiver Cannon Lemberg.
The countdown begins with just under 24 hours away from kickoff. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at AT&T stadium.
"There's a whole lot that goes into this, and it's really kind of a week of celebration but at the end of the day too you want to go out and you got to do the work and be ready to play," said Fieszel.