Football Season Wrap Up

The football season this year was an unconventional one.

It started off promising with a win at Marquette on Aug. 30. Oakville students were ready to root on their Tigers for Friday night football games, armed and ready with Tiger Cage, Milburn Maniacs, and Baumgartner Babes shirts. The varsity cheerleaders and Golden Girls had perfected their halftime routines, and the marching band was peppy and prepared.

Out of five home games, the varsity football team won only the rivalry game vs. Mehlville on Oct. 11.

From that statistic, it might appear that Oakville had a mediocre year. However, that is not the truth. Oakville’s final record was 6-4. Andy Oliver (12) was named as the first-team Suburban West all-conference quarterback, an honor that reflects his value. Adam Roland (12), Qian Johnson, Arsante’ Conners, and Isaac Dozier were also named to the first-team Suburban West all-conference team.

Kyle Hearn, Hayden Trout, and Kirby Phillips were named to the second-team Suburban West all-conference team as well. The total number of all-conference players for both teams is eight, a number that shows the talent in both coaches and players at Oakville.

Oakville might not have been able to secure many home wins this season, but the away games were a different story. The Tigers had several fourth-quarter comebacks; one particularly exciting win occurred when Oakville’s offense scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat SLUH 27-20 on Oct. 25 and on Oct. 4 where the Tigers scored on the last play of the game to win 24-19.

Even though Oakville seemed to find their wins away from home, their season was still a success. The 2012 season’s record was 4-6. Oakville flipped that record; a winning season is now in the books.