The fight of a Tiger

The fight of a Tiger

Andy Oliver (12) runs for a first down in the Tigers first home game against Parkway North.

The OHS football team is starting to get into a routine, coming back in the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass from Andy Oliver (12) to Carvon Robinson (11).

For the third week in a row the Tigers came back to tie or take the lead late in the game, this week (Sept. 13) scoring with just over four minutes left to defeat Lindbergh 33-28.

“We were in it the whole time, it was a close, hard fight and I was proud of the way we finished,” said center Adam Roland (12).

The game started with two turnovers in the first plays from scrimmage. Kyle Hearn (12) fumbled on the second play of the game, but one play later Lindbergh gave the ball right back, when their quarterbacks threw a pass off the helmet of his own offensive linemen and Arsante Conners (11) picked the ball off.

In what was a back forth game that was tied 14-14 at half, the Tigers had to overcome many obstacles including multiple penalties (some that were questionable) and two fumbles by Hearn, who still had a great game rushing for over 150 yards and a touchdown.

Through three games the Tigers offense has been rolling scoring at least four touchdowns and having at least 400 yards of offense in all three games. Much of that is due to the great play by a veteran offensive line and the explosive big play potential the Tigers show.

This week (Sept. 20) the Tigers will face their toughest test yet when Eureka comes to OHS, the game starts at 7pm.
“It will be a tough test as always, we just have to come out and be aggressive,” Roland said.