Tigers bring it home for homecoming

Tigers bring it home for homecoming

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Andy Oliver gains valuable yardage in Friday’s homecoming game victory over Fox. Oliver scored one touchdown as the Tigers beat Fox, 27-0.

After losing four of their first five games, the varsity football team came out strong in their homecoming game against Fox Friday night (Sept. 28). The Tigers came out energized and ready to play as they shutout the Warriors 27-0.

The Tigers came out strong offensively and defensively to dominate Fox. The Tigers capitalized on opportunities throughout the game, forcing five punts and three turnovers.

“Getting a shutout is always awesome,” Ben Howard (12) said. “And it’s great to win homecoming by a big margin.”

The Tigers played a sloppy offensive first half with only one touchdown, a three- yard run by Morris LaGrand (12), but in the second half the tigers came out strong. LaGrand scored two touchdowns, and quarterback Andy Oliver (11) scored on an eight- yard rushing touchdown.

“We came into the game with people down on us,’ LaGrand said. “But we came out tonight and won. That’s a huge confidence booster.”

After two weeks of demoralizing losses to Eureka and Lafayette, the Tigers had to work hard to patch the holes in their team. A week of good, hard practices did just that.

“The game was a huge homecoming opportunity for the guys to make up for the past few weeks,” Coach Arlee Conners explained. “We knew we had to get better, and we did.”

The Tigers play next Friday away at 7 p.m. against their district rivals, the Mehlville Panthers, in the third annual underwear wars game.