A Big Victory for Team and Community

By WBNG News

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 12:44 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) How big was Tioga's 19-18 win over Walton in the Class D title game?

Huge.

The last time the Tigers took home the title was more than 12 years before anyone on the team was born.

That title came back in 1982.

Players say the win was huge for a team and community that has gone through a difficult season.

The Tigers had two games cancelled and many in the community lost everything during the massive flooding.

They say it was special for them and their fans.

"It means everything to me and this group of kids and everything. 30 some years is a long time not to win a section title so its great," says running back Tyler Spires.

"I think it's great for our community after the flood. I mean, I think, you can tell we're ecstatic and our team can't believe, we're just going to go as far as we can now," says senior Cody Bennett.

This is the fourth title for the Tigers.

They won 3 consecutive from 1980 through 1982.

This is their first trip to the state playoffs.

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