Looking at coaches Dave Henigan and Kyle Burch, one wouldn’t think it, but they’ve got rhythm.

That’s right, the straight-faced Burch — appropriately assigned as the strength coach for the Tigers — and the no-nonsense Henigan are the creators of a special song which the Tigers have sung after the past four games, all wins for Corsicana.

The song may be called the victory chant, but it’s far from Gregorian. It has a beat, a chorus and a few verses — and if the Tigers are singing it around 10:30 p.m. on Friday nights, that’s probably a good sign for Corsicana fans.

“We’ve won so much here, for so long, I wanted to make sure we never took winning for granted,” Henigan said. “Even if it was something silly like having a victory chant after a win.”

The Tigers squeaked into this year’s playoffs, putting together a four-game winning streak that started with a 55-19 rout of Midlothian on the road, Oct. 13. That’s when Henigan revealed the song.

“It was kind of unexpected,” Tigers quarterback Bobby Scott said. “He told us we had a surprise in the locker room and he started handing out papers.”

Henigan and Burch handed them the song.

“We were going to make sure — that I don’t care who we beat, whether it’s a team we’re supposed to beat or a triple-overtime win — that we were going to celebrate victories instead of taking them for granted.”

Wide receiver Matt Watson was surprised by how much he liked the chant.

“I was like, ‘huh?’ How did y’all make up something like that?’” Watson said. “They did a good job. It’s crunk.”

While the origin of the word “crunk” is debatable — some use the word to describe something with a high level of excitement — the song’s beginnings are more easily traced.

“We’ve done stuff like that at other places where I’ve coached,” Henigan said. “So I decided we were going to do it. Basically coach Burch and I made it up.”

Like the team, which faces Waco in the bi-district round of the playoffs tonight, the song has evolved.

It now features an intro by Watson and the beats are administered by lineman Courtney Green, who also is a drummer at his church.

But almost everyone on the team sings and helps out with the beat.

In the team’s first performance of the song, the banging of lockers and shouting of players set the fire alarm off in Midlothian’s visitor locker room.

“It’s fun, everybody gets real into it,” Scott said.

The song has a hip-hop feel to it — which may be surprising considering the chant creators.

Maybe, like University of Texas coach Mack Brown, Henigan’s iPod is filled with music by Ludacris and 50 Cent.

Watson doubts it.

“He doesn’t listen to 50 Cent,” Watson said. “If he does, he’s crazy.”

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