Football runs out of magic in home opener

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Madi Behnen

Arsante Conners goes after a fumble in the Tigers 35-28 overtime loss to Parkway North.

By: Hannah Hoffmeister
Features and Profiles Editor

The Oakville Tigers came back twice in the fourth quarter in their first home game, Friday night (Sept. 6). However, in overtime, the team failed to pull off a third comeback.

Parkway North scored on their first possession of overtime, converting a 4th down play from the 1 foot line. Oakville got as close as the 5-yard line on its possession but was ultimately unable to score, losing 35-28.

“I’m definitely proud of their effort. [The players] made some plays and kept responding,” Coach Arlee Conners said.

The Tigers trailed 14-6 at halftime, with Kyle Hearn scoring the Tigers’ lone touchdown of the first half. Losing in most of the second half, Trevor Benz (11) kicked a field goal, tying the score at 21 with 10 minutes and 17 seconds left. SECRET MESSAGE: BOWL SEASON Later in the fourth quarter, trailing 28-21 with 36 seconds remaining, quarterback Andy Oliver (12) made a 58-yard passing play to Carvon Robinson (11). Benz tied the game for the second time with his kick for the extra point after Robinson’s touchdown catch.

“We got ourselves a chance in overtime,” Oliver said. “We did what we had to do. We just didn’t hold them and then we didn’t score like we needed to.”

The Tigers will next play on Friday, Sept. 13, at Lindbergh. With their loss in overtime, the team’s overall record is 1-1.