Published On: Wed, Oct 11th, 2017

Osmond Tigers defeat Elkhorn Valley Falcons in rain-shortened game

The Osmond Tigers won their game against Elkhorn Valley, 36 to 0, on Friday, Oct. 6. The halftime show was to have honored the 1992-93 football teams. Unfortunately there was no halftime, because the rain and lightning forced an early end of the contest. The players of arguably Osmond’s best eight-man teams — according to Tiger fan Dr. David Jones — met at the newly-reopened bowling alley to reminisce. Gathered at Main Street Alley Friday night are Ryan Buchanan (left) of Osmond, Dave Jones of Omaha, Ben Mackling of Gretna, former assistant coach Darin Lovercheck, Jason Mackling of Gretna, Jeremy Faubel of Treynor, IA, former coach Loren Hansen of Osmond, Bradley Huwaldt of Osmond, Ben Aschoff of Osmond, John Hansen of Omaha and Jeff Luhr of Norfolk.

OSMOND — As violent weather invaded the area with intense rain, lightning and thunder, the Tigers brought their own intensity to a 36-0, rain-shortened District D2-5 football game against the Elkhorn Valley Falcons.
The Tigers scored 22 points in the first quarter and then added 16 more in the first 2:15 of the second quarter before the game was put into a weather delay after lightning was spotted. The delay lasted more than an hour before both teams agreed to discontinue the game.
“Our guys came out and played hard. They imposed their will over their opponents right away and never let them have an opportunity to get back into the game,” Coach Scott Morrison said.
One of the reasons the Tigers came out so well was because of a pre-game talk by former Tiger teacher and coach Loren Hansen.
As part of coming back to be honored for the 1992-93 teams, Hansen stopped by to speak to the players before the game. He delivered a heart-felt talk to the players.

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