Tigers return to playoffs after seven years

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Sunshine Tigers are in preparation for their first playoff appearance since 1999.

They beat out Linden in the tie-breaker to qualify for this year&8217;s post-season. Sunshine&8217;s match-up for round one is the McIntosh High School Demons.

Sunshine, who has had only one other winning season in the last six years, finished the regular season with a 6-3 record.

They qualified for the fourth seed in 1A Region 4.

On the other side, McIntosh slid into the number one slot of Region 1 when Frisco City was disqualified from the playoffs for playing ineligible players. McIntosh&8217;s overall record is 6-3.

Calvin Bryant will be the key to the Tiger running attack. He rushed for 175 yards and scored four touchdowns in last Friday&8217;s 28-20 win over the Greensboro Raiders.

The Demons are coming off a 49-22 shellacking by 2A Flomation.

The Demon defense that the Tigers will face is huge in size and possesses some speed to go with it. Their front line averages 280 pounds.

Kick off is set for 7 p.m. on Friday in McIntosh.