Week 2 Varsity Football Wrap-Up

Tigers Win Big on Homecoming Week Against the Cougars, 88-43

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Another key factor for the Tigers was their kicking game. A pair of seniors, Nik Kolesnikov and Alan Bush, alternated extra-point opportunities and were perfect for the game. “Alternating the two kickers seemed to work well,” journalism advisor and Cube monitor Lisa Roskens said.

Last Friday, Sept. 11, the Tigers battled it out with Fort Elliott for their Homecoming game. The Tigers started out slow, yet turned on their jets to finish the game early in the third quarter, 88-43.

The Cougars shocked the Tigers early, scoring on a 30-yard pass from Brody Umstead to Trip Sorell. Yet, the Tigers fired back with returning-from-the-injured-reserved-list, a.k.a back-from-the-dead, senior Nate Roskens with a 22-yard touchdown on his first carry. The two teams traded blows until sophomore Logan Siler tackled Umstead in the endzone for a safety. Then after two onside kick recoveries by Roskens, the Tigers were off and running.

“Guess who’s on it?” Cube announcer Tony Rocha asked about the ball following one kick-off. “That’s right, Nate “Oh-You-Don’t” Roskens.”

Roskens, in addition to recoveries, rushed for 146 yards on eight carries for three touchdowns. Junior Carson Ritter ran for 152 yards on seven carries for four touchdowns, as well as two passing touchdowns to senior Brice White and junior Jeff Marshall. White also had a 60-yard kick return for a touchdown and the game winning catch and run for 41 yards. Another key factor for the Tigers was their kicking game. A pair of seniors, Nik Kolesnikov and Alan Bush, alternated extra-point opportunities and were perfect for the game.

“The fans were ecstatic that we didn’t miss an extra point,” journalism advisor and Cube monitor Lisa Roskens said. “Alternating the two kickers seemed to work well.”

The Tigers will be traveling all the way down to Petersburg for the next game. That game will be on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.