Tigers season runs out of magic

Tigers season runs out of magic

Carvon Robinson (11) is tackled in the Tigers 28-25 loss to Mehlville last Friday night (Nov.1).

This time there would be no fourth-quarter magic.

Just three weeks ago, the Oakville Tigers beat their rival, the Mehlville Panthers, by a score of 35-23 in a stunning comeback in the fourth quarter. In the district playoffs on Friday (Nov. 1), the Tigers lost 28-25 at home.

“We made too many mistakes, and we didn’t make enough plays when we had to. We fell short,” OHS Coach Arlee Conners said.

The Tigers were trailing the entire game, threatening a comeback but ultimately falling to their rival. With 5 minutes and 43 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tigers scored a touchdown on a 31-yard passing play from Andy Oliver to Arsante’ Conners (11). This boost of offense was not enough; Oakville would have had to score again in order to get ahead. The Tigers had been down 21-6 at halftime and outscored Mehlville 19-7 in the second half. However, Oakville had too much ground to make up.

Oakville gained a home field advantage due to their 6-3 record in the regular season. However, all three losses came at home, so Oakville might have preferred an away game in districts. When Oakville was the away team, their record was 5-0.

The Oakville season ended with the loss to Mehlville. Their final record was 6-4.