Slow start turns in defensive stand for Tigers

ELGIN — A perfect crisp night air filled Elgin on Thursday, Oct. 15, when the Tigers rolled into town to play the Wolfpack. The Tigers’ offensive slow start set a somber tune for the Tigers. On a quick rebound, the Tigers’ running game was led by Alex Vinson, who rushed for 112 yards on six carries and was accompanied by senior Connor Gutz, who rushed for 80 yards on seven carries. At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack led 14-6.

Halftime adjustments were made and worked in favor of the Tigers from the jump. The defense was led by Alex Vinson, Zach Huwaldt, and Ryan Schmit. Alex Vinson and Zach Huwaldt accounted for 34 combined tackles.

Ryan Schmit led the team with two interceptions; the last interception sealed the win for the Tigers. The Tiger offense got going in the second half with touchdowns from Connor Gutz and Alex Vinson.

The Tigers went on to outscore the Wolfpack 30-12 in the second half. The final of the game was 30-26, an Osmond Tiger victory.

The Tigers are 5-2 on the season and have earned a spot to host the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 22. The team is TBD and the time is TBD.

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