If 7-on-7 football is any indicator of how teams will fare in 11-on-11 action this fall, then all indications are positive for Glen Rose.
The Tigers, recently tabbed No. 15 in Class 3A by Dave Campbellís 2008 Texas Football Magazine, have dominated virtually every opponent they have met in 7-on-7 action this summer.
Every opponent, that is, not named Celina.
Fresh off a 34-13 upset of 4A power Stephenville earlier in the week, the Tigers ripped off two wins and a loss in 7-on-7 play on Saturday.
While blowout wins are always enjoyable - the Tigers blasted Palmer, 39-7, and Lake Worth, 49-22 - perhaps the most positive sign came in the loss.
Against Celina - the same orange-clad monster that ended the Tigersí longest playoff run in school history with a 70-21 thumping in the Class 3A-D2, Region 2 championship last fall - the Tigers led until the very end.
A hail mary pass kept the 7-on-7 Tigers from getting a small bit of revenge against the Bob Cats, as the play resulted in a game-winning touchdown in the closing seconds. The final score showed a 33-27 win for Celina.
The moral victory for the Tigers may have meant much more.