BALL (KALB) -- The Tioga Indians know the odds are stacked up against them this Friday. Coming off a round one win at South Lafourche last week, the reward is a playoff game at home this Friday, but against Class 4A two-seed and undefeated Lakeshore Titans.
"It's a pretty big challenge but our kids are motivated," said coach Kevin Cook. "We are getting the number two team in the state coming over here and it's a pretty big challenge."
The biggest reason for the Indians' confidence has been due having won two straight games after having lost the previous four. A 31-19 win over Buckeye in the regular season finale the clear turning point for Cook.
"You have to get a little momentum heading into the postseason," said Cook. "You see it at all level of football, the teams that get hot in the end and barely sneak in, they can do a lot of damage."
Lakeshore will be the Indians' toughest opponent yet.
In all 11 of the Titans games this season, the closest scoreline has been a 31-14 win over Loranger. They enter Friday's matchup having beaten team's by an average of 29 points a game.
"It's not going to be easy," said quarterback Blake McGehee. "But we're going to do what we've been practicing, we're going to try to execute when we need to and hopefully we get the job done."
Kickoff from The Reservation is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.