Stroud Prepares for State Championship

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:25 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Dec 9, 2009 10:19 PM CDT

Jessica Coody
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

STROUD, Oklahoma -- The Stroud Tigers will be playing for their first state championship since 1981 when they face Tonkawa in the Class A State Championship on Saturday.

“The support from our community has been awesome. Seeing the past teams come back and getting involved back with our program has been super special,” head coach Chris Elerick said.

“It’s cool to see people who have won state championships coming out to our games now,” senior Austin Billingslea said.

The Tigers have knocked down every opponent they have faced this season, leaving them with a perfect 14-0 record. With one more win, the Tigers will bring home a Gold Ball to Stroud for the first time in almost thirty years.

“That’s all I want for Christmas this year is a Gold Ball,” Stroud senior Andrew Miller said. “That’s really the only thing that matters right now.”