Jul 28, 2014
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Tartan Titans Win First Game of the Season

The Tartan Titans beat Hill-Murray School in the first game of the season last week.

Tartan Titans Win First Game of the Season

The Tartan Titans are off to a good start.

The Tartan Titans played the Hill-Murray Pioneers on Thursday and took home a victory. The final score was 19-3. Tartan rushed for 299 yards and held Hill-Murray to 110 yards passing. Tartan also won the turnover battle with four take-aways compared to Hill-Murray's three take-aways.

Oakdale Patch interviewed Tartan Titans Coach Tim Murtha about last year's season and his thoughts on the coming year.

Oakdale Patch: How did the team do last year?

Murtha: We were 4-4 in the regular season and last year we lost in the first round of the playoffs to Stillwater.

Oakdale Patch: What did you learn from last year?

Murtha: We learned we needed to increase our commitment to preparation in all of its forms: academically, athletically and emotionally.

Oakdale Patch: Are you facing any challenges this year?

Murtha: We are starting a large number of juniors, so we need to grow up fast to be competitive. 

Oakdale Patch: How do you feel moving into this season?

Murtha: We feel confident that we have earned the right to be successful. We had a very good summer in the weight room and we are healthy at the moment.

Oakdale Patch: How did the first game of the season go against Hill-Murray?

Murtha: Both teams made first-game type mistakes, but Tartan was able to recover from its miscues and make the plays down the stretch needed to pull out the win. 

Check out the Tartan Titans game schedule by clicking here.

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