Tigers lose first two home games


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Marquise Hawkins goes up for a 32 yard reception while Kobi Foster defends

In the football team’s home opener (Sept. 6), the Tigers fell behind before many fans got to their seats with Parkway West returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for the first six points of the game. The Longhorns went on to win 28-0.

One week later, another home game was no better. The Tigers fell again Friday night (Sept. 13) to McCluer as the Comets scored 34 points in the opening half, eventually winning 42-0.

“We just have to do the little things and come out with more energy and passion to match the other team,” said Arlee Conners, OHS head coach.

The Tigers struggled with moving the ball. In the game Oakville rushed 30 times for 57 yards (an average of 1.9 yards per carry). Kobe Foster (10), filling in for the injured Hunter Iffland (12), threw for a total of 66 yards with 9 completed passes out of 15 attempts and three interceptions.

Tempers started to flare in the second half after Foster committed a late hit out of bounds and a McCluer player equalized the flag with a personal foul for no gain nor loss for either team. After that, late hits along with some pushing and shoving came left and right from both sides of the ball.

Coach Conners’ response to the dicey ending to the game was “Guys just get emotional out there. We have to be smarter out there.”

The Tigers (1-2) hope to pull it together for their game this week at Lindbergh on Friday, Sept. 20.