Tigers pass over Seckman in Homecoming win


Madie Behnen

Connor Bartow (10) runs for a 73-yard touchdown against Seckman on Oct. 3. OHS beat Seckman 55-14.

Fit for this year’s Homecoming circus theme, quarterback Carvon Robinson’s (12) passes were sailing over the Seckman defenders like trapeze artists.

Robinson was spot-on with his throwing, completing 14 of 17 passes and throwing for 389 yards in the varsity football team’s 55-14 win over Seckman in this year’s Homecoming game on Oct. 3.

“It’s all in the receivers. I put it up there; they go get it,” Robinson said, crediting his receivers for his six touchdown passes.

Arsante’ Conners (12) caught an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game. Josh Kuntze (11) intercepted a Seckman pass to give OHS possession again. Six plays later, receiver Kobe Allen (11) received Robinson’s touchdown pass in the endzone. Because the Tigers had missed the extra point off their first touchdown, Conners ran for a successful two-point conversion, making it 14-0 with almost ten minutes still left in the first quarter.

“I thought we came out and we executed. Guys made plays. It was throw and catch today,” head coach Arlee Conners said. “We noticed that they weren’t covering certain receivers…and we took advantage of it.”

Allen caught three touchdown passes, Conners had one, and Antwan Banks (11) caught two. Two touchdowns were also scored on long runs; Connor Bartow (10) ran 73 yards, and Banks had a 70-yard touchdown run.

“Three was good; they were exciting,” Allen said. Allen caught the second touchdown pass of the game at the beginning of the first quarter. “I’ve never had three in a game, never had two in a game. So [it was] pretty cool.”

Seckman did not score after halftime, thanks to the OHS defense. The Tigers’ offense, which has been shut down by opponent’s defense in past games, showed their capability at both running and passing the ball.

“We gotta go out there and do what we’re capable of doing. It doesn’t matter who [we’re] playing against–we can do these things against other…teams, too,” Conners said.

OHS is now 3-4 and will play in the rivalry game against Mehlville next week on Oct. 10. In the regular season last year, OHS beat Mehlville, but the Panthers beat the Tigers in the first round of districts. This year the team is ready for a different outcome.

They beat us last year [and] disappointed us,” Robinson said. “They stopped us from going further in the playoffs. We gotta come out next week and beat them on their field like they did us last year.”