Ardmore Tigers send off to 5A state championship game

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - "Years from now they will remember this day," Chuck Gay said.

Meet Jeremy and Chuck Gay - brothers and former Ardmore Tigers who kept winning a state championship title in the family.

"It was 28 years ago and I can still remember it like it was yesterday," Chuck said.

Chuck played Center for the Tigers in 1990 when they went 14-1 and won State against Lawton MacArthur in Norman.

"We had great players on the team," Chuck said. "We had a big margin of victory and so for us because we were ahead fairly early in the game, we really enjoyed the second half and soaked up the atmosphere."

Then two years later his brother Jeremy took the field playing tight end and outside linebacker, winning the state championship against Douglass High School and finished the season undefeated.

"The Snowball is what they called it - we played in the snow and it was just so exciting for everyone just like these kids tonight - they're going to be so excited to get out there and play," Jeremy said.

Friday afternoon Tiger fans lined up on Veterans Blvd. to send off their undefeated team as they head to Edmond to play Carl Albert at a shot for another state title.

A repeat of history the brothers are excited to see.

"Just remember what got you here," Jeremy said. "All the hard work you put through all year, just continue to do what you do and just have fun - its all about fun."

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