Hastings Tigers Back with a Roar

The Tigers practicing blocking on day two.

They finished 6–3 last season, just coming up short in the hunt for the playoffs.

Now the Hastings Tigers are sending a loud roar out of the den hunting for a successful season.

Coach Charlie Shoemaker enters his third year as the Tigers head coach.

Though not making the post–season since 2010 Hastings has high hopes this year with new talent and motivation.

Tate Pfeifer returns after rushing nearly 600 yards for nine touchdowns last year.

Led by senior Gavyn West, Pfeifer can expect a strong offensive line to pave the way.

The Tigers have several toss–up games on their schedule. But to be the best you have to beat the best.

"McCook and Scottsbluff are both very physical teams, very big teams," said. "With that we just need to stay in the game because I remember last year there were some quarters where they would just over control the game and everything ,so we just need to stay in the game."

To stay in the game this fall, the Tigers made sure they stayed in the summer training mode prepping for 2017.

"I think we've been preparing really well in this off season," said. Been working hard to pull off a win that I think we could have got last year."

"I think that McCook is going to be really difficult knowing that we didn't play that well against them last year," continued. "But our defense has got a lot better and I think we have a really good shot against them to."

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