Tigers struggle, get blown out by Eureka

Tigers struggle, get blown out by Eureka

The Tigers defense gang tackle Eureka’s running back in the Tigers loss to the Wildcats.

The football game against Eureka Friday night (Sept. 20) began with a quick field goal and snowballed from there. In their second home game of the season, the Tigers failed to come back from a large deficit.

Oakville looked promising in the first quarter, getting an interception on Eureka’s first possession, leading to a Tiger field goal. However, Eureka scored two touchdowns on their next two possessions, and Oakville soon found themselves on the losing side of a lopsided score.

“We got outplayed. We’ve got to hold our ground and not get pushed around,” Coach Arlee Conners said.

Isaac Dozier (12) returned an interception for 50 yards, and Trevor Benz (11) kicked a 27-yard field goal to give Oakville an early lead of 3-0 in the first quarter. However, Eureka proved to be the more effective team, moving the ball and pushing the defensive line back. Before the first quarter was over, Eureka had a lead of 14-3.

The tone of the game was more hopeful when quarterback Andy Oliver (12) ran for an 83-yard touchdown. Andy rushed 22 times for 99 yards. However, Oakville was unable to make the two-point conversion, and the Tigers did not score after Oliver’s touchdown in the third quarter.

The final score of the game was 37-12 in favor of Eureka. Next, the Oakville football team will play in their homecoming game against Lafayette on Sept. 27.