Regular-season finale ends without a roar as Tigers fall to Lindbergh


Madie Behnen

Quarterback Carvon Robinson (12) searches for an opportunity to pass. Robinson had one passing touchdown in the game against Lindbergh on Oct. 17.

It was a tale of two halves.

The OHS varsity football team outscored Lindbergh 14-13 in the first half. Lindbergh outscored OHS 27-0 in the second half. After jumping out to a lead, the Tigers lost 40-14.  Fumbles, interceptions, and penalties quickly switched the momentum to Lindbergh.

“You gotta make the most out of your opportunities,” head coach Arlee Conners said. “You don’t get too many of ’em. Tonight I don’t think we did.”

With less than five minutes left in the first quarter, Connor Bartow (10) ran for a seven yard touchdown. The Flyers came back and tied the score to make it 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Carvon Robinson (12) lofted a 24-yard pass to Kobe Allen (11) to take the lead again. OHS led 14-13 at halftime but did not score in the second half.

Lindbergh scored two touchdowns in the third quarter. Penalties kept the Tigers from driving the field; in the second half, OHS got penalties whenever the offense gained an opportunity to score or drive the field.

“It seemed…one-sided, but [the referees] see things, and I can’t see everything they see,” Conners said. “But it’s just frustrating.”

Haris Zeneli (11) intercepted a Lindbergh pass in the fourth quarter to give OHS  possession. However, Robinson’s first throw was an interception that the Flyers returned for a touchdown. Lindbergh scored another touchdown in the last three minutes of the game.

The loss came after two blowout wins against Seckman and Mehlville. OHS beat Mehlville 63-14 last Friday (Oct. 10) in the annual rivalry district game.

The game against Lindbergh was the Tigers’ last regular-season game. They finished the regular season with a record of 4-5 and will play in a district game with the opponent and time to be determined.