The Anson Tigers are State Bound for the First Time in School History

By David Robinett |, Brad Cesak

Published 06/02 2014 09:32PM

Updated 06/03 2014 06:01PM

Matt Villanueva said "We're just going to have to go down and play hard as a team, and just give it our all."

For the first time in school history the Anson Tigers are playing in the state tournament down in Round Rock.

Villanueva said "It's awesome. We're still real hyped about it, and we're real happy that we're going down there because this is the first time in school history that we've gone down there. It's a real big deal.

It is an exciting time for the Tigers, but with the appearance comes the added pressure of bringing home a title.

Coach Mario Estrada said "It's fun for the town, and all these kids they're excited, but what it boils down to is going out there and playing. It's the same game just a different location and bigger stakes. These kids are going to do good. There going to go out there and compete."

Andrew Norwood said "You just got to let all of it go, and we've got to worry about one game at a time because if we let that come to us then we're not going to win the game, and that's just the bottom line. We can't let any of that stuff go because we still have two games to go."

Now the question is can the Tigers keep pushing forward and win the championship.

Villanueva said "We've just got to buckle down  and focus and work harder in practice. We've been working hard all year, but this is a different situation, it's a different stage so we've got to work hard these next two and kind of push ourselves to get as good as we can in these next two days, and go and give our best shot at it."

The Tigers will take on Flatonia in their state semifinal game. That one will take place Wednesday at noon.

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