LAKE WORTH – Victory was sweet for the Glen Rose Tigers, who broke their 0-4 losing streak Friday to trounce the Lake Worth Bullfrogs with a fiery, definitive, 48 to 7 fifth game victory.
A beaming head Tigers coach Cliff Watkins said after the game he is extremely proud of his Tigers.
“Oh, it feels good to get that first victory – it does,” Coach Watkins said with a smile. “These kids really deserve it. They have worked really hard for this. It’s what we wanted.”
It was a fantastic reversal of fortune for the  Class 4A, Division II Tigers, who played the Bullfrogs at the Lake Worth football field.
The victory happened exactly a week after the team fell to 0-4 with their 41-14 loss at Carrollton Ranchview.
The four teams that have defeated Glen Rose – Grandview, Waco Connally, Mineral Wells and Ranchview – entered this weekend’s play with a combined record of 14-2.
The Tigers were so very determined to win on Friday. They held the Bullfrogs to the matt for nearly all four quarters, not allowing them to score. The Glen Rose High School varsity team racked up touchdown after touchdown, refusing to allow Lake Worth to reciprocate.
But despite the steel grip the Tigers held on the opposition, the Bullfrogs managed to squirm out of the gauntlet during the last three minutes of the game to achieve their only touchdown and extra point.
Incidentally, Friday marked the last game before the start of the Tigers’ District 4-4A, Division II play begins, Oct. 7 at Venus.
“The game started out a little rocky, but they really got after it and got that first win,” Coach Watkins said. “And now? We will get things rolling.”
A more extensive analysis and breakdown of Friday’s Tiger victory – and the incredible significance of that win – will be published in the next edition of The Glen Rose Reporter.