Hurricane Makes Prep for Deep Playoff Run

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For some small towns, football is just a game. 

In Hurricane, high school football is life and the Tigers are eager to continue their football lives Friday night, as they open the 3A playoffs at home against Wasatch High School.

“Well, we’re excited to win our region again and get out two home playoff games,” Hurricane coach Chris Homer said. “And, I think, Friday night when we play Wasatch, you’ll see our fans come out in droves and it will be a
great atmosphere here.”

For the Tigers, tradition runs deep, with a rabid fan base that faithfully shows up for practice and a physical line on both sides of the ball which controls play.

Hurricane senior running back Brian Scott attributes the team’s success to the line.

“My offensive linemen, they do an awesome job,” Scott said. “Coaches, they do an awesome job reading the plays, putting me in the right position to breakaway and score.”

Hurricane’s goal this year, like every other year, is to win a Utah 3A state championship. This year, the Tigers and their players feel the losses the last three years have helped Hurricane prepare for the 2011 playoff run.

“You know, being able to play last year in the state finals and in the playoffs, there’s not as much pressure going into the playoffs, for me at least,” senior Weston Yardley said. “Knowing that I’ve been there and I’ve done that.”

Hurricane plays Wasatch at 5:00 pm Friday at Tiger Stadium.