Cougars declaw Tigers 59-14Published 7:31am Monday, October 8, 2012
ROTHSAY – In their final home contest of the season, the Rothsay Tigers could not stop the No.1 (Class 9-man) ranked Ada-Borup team from taking a 59-14 win Friday.
Rothsay running back Spencer Clark finished the night with 34 yards on nine carries, while teammate quarterback Noah Brenden rushed for 22 yards on 14 carries.
Brenden also completed 11 passes for 88 yards with one touchdown and one interception and runningback Brett Brenden grabbed 7 receptions for 53 yards.
“We were no doubt intimidated, playing a top ranked team in the state and one of the top teams in our conference, and we found it impossible to play through that intimidation until the game was basically won before halftime,” Tiger coach Andrew Oland said. “We have decent amount of seniors this year, but some of our juniors and sophomores are finally learning first hand how limiting it is on the football field to lack confidence. It leads to mistakes, penalties, and really makes it difficult to stand firm against any team, especially a top ranked team. It was a tough, embarrassing loss, but we can use some positives from it to bounce back in the final two games of the regular season.”
The Tigers will look to get back on track as they travel to take on the Waubun Bombers Friday at 7 p.m.