Tigers steal homecoming football victory


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Quarterback Jordan Jost (12) carries the ball at the Sept. 8 homecoming game. OHS won 17-7.

Thanks to one unusual play and the confidence that followed, OHS beat Northwest in the annual homecoming game, 17-7, on Friday, Sept. 8.

With the Tigers leading 10-7 late in the third quarter, the game almost took a turn until Gerelle Golden (11) caught up to a Northwest player on his way to an apparent touchdown and stole the ball out of the player’s arms at the OHS 20-yard line. Golden raced to the other side of the field and was within yards of a touchdown before being stopped.

“That was a big play. That was a play where that team (Northwest) had a chance to take the lead; instead, we got the ball back and turned it in our favor,” OHS head coach Arlee Conners said. “That was a game changing play for us. Big time.”

Golden’s big play set up the final touchdown of the game early in the fourth quarter. With a pass from Jordan Jost (12), Leon Robinson (10) ran 17 yards for a touchdown to make the final score 17-7.

“It was a total team win,” Jost said. “Everyone was doing their job.”

Northwest took the lead 7-0 in the beginning of the second quarter with a touchdown from Tanner Campbell. OHS answered with a field goal by Ryan Gallagher (12) and a 1-yard touchdown run by Jost (12) to take a 10-7 halftime lead.

See the Tigers in action at the next home football game on Sept. 15 against Marquette. Kickoff is 7 p.m.