Memorial Tigers excited for third straight trip to Lucas Oil Stadium


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) Perhaps the Tigers said it best after their semistate win on Friday. They weren’t really supposed to be here. But once again they are and now has a chance to win their second state championship in three years.

(John Hurley) It’s fantastic, it will put them down in the history of Memorial football and Memorial High School. You know I think they’ve won 40 games over the last three years and for those guys to do what they’ve done just unbelievable. Our mindset is just got to control what we can, that’s ourselves and that’s our preparation, and go up there and let the cards fall.

(Finn McCool) It’s gonna be, it’s gonna be like the first time. I mean I know I’ve been there two times before but it’s like Christmas day, I’ll tell you that it’s just awesome playing on that field, inside it’s unreal. It’s really hard to describe. I mean we were truly blessed to play really good teams our sophomore and junior year and we just wanted to do the same this year and make it as memorable as possible.

(Dawson Durley) It’s a special feeling especially after the games you’ve got kids coming up to some of the players and asking them to sign stuff I mean, it’s the last time we’re gonna be rock stars here at Memorial. It’s a good feeling, feels like you’re on top of the world especially when you have three great seasons people look up to you, so I know there’s a lot of teams that would like to trade places with us, we know that and we’ve just got to take advantage of this opportunity this week.

And a cool twist of fate, if the Tigers get the win on Saturday, not only would it be for the state championship but John Hurley’s 100th win as head coach of the Tigers. From Memorial practice, Jessica Wimsatt Eyewitness News

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(This story was originally published on November 26, 2019)

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