Tigers win one, lose one in past week’s games

OSMOND — The Osmond Tiger football team won one and lost one in their last two games of the season — defeating Niobrara-Verdigre and falling to Riverside. The game against Riverside was postponed from Friday to Saturday.

Osmond 48, Niobrara-Verdigre 6

The Osmond Tiger football team’s efforts against Niobrara-Verdigre on Friday, Sept. 4, were led by Patrick Vinson, Connor Gutz and Bryan Solorzano with 98 yards rushing. Osmond’s defense forced four interceptions and one recovered fumble. The defense held Niobrara-Verdigre to 129 yards of total offense.

In the second half, Osmond started on an offensive drive, then things got real, 2020-ish. A power line leading to the crow’s nest got hot and caused the field to lose power. The game resumed the next day at 11 a.m. and Osmond scored 14 more points to win the ball game 48-6.

The next game for the Tigers will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Winside.

Riverside 24, Osmond 16

Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, in Osmond was a beautiful day for Husker Saturday football. Osmond came out and it was a defensive standstill throughout the first half. At the end of the first quarter, it was knotted at 0-0.

A scoring explosion happened in the second quarter with a score ending in 12-2. The Tigers were led in defensive efforts by Zach Huwaldt and Bradee Gubbels, who would combine for 25 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Bryan Solorzano would complete one interception to set the Tigers for a chance to win the game.

Offensively, the Tigers were slow to start, but picked up throughout the game. Patrick Vinson went 15-24 for 162 yards with two touchdown passes with one interception.

The Tigers got a boost from junior receiver Ryan Schmit, who went off for five receptions for 110 yards. On the ground game, the Tigers were led by Bryan Solorzano, who ran for 44 totals.

The Tigers, who formed a committee to rush for a total of 139 yards, were accompanied by Connor Gutz, Alex Vinson and Patrick Vinson.

The Tigers had chances and showed their grit and toughness throughout the game. The Tigers fell 16-24. They are back in action Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Winside.

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