The Varsity squared off against the #10 Ranked Lockwood team in Class 1A and after holding them to a quick 3 and out with good field position, things were looking promising for the beginning of the game. Unfortunately the first play from scrimmage the Tigers fumbled the ball giving it right back to Lockwood. Lockwood scored on this possession and Rich Hill had a point deficit that they would not return from.
Several good offensive plays, including a few screen passes went for good yardage, but the regular passing game failed to connect several times with open receivers. The running game struggled to move against the stout defense of Lockwood.
Injuries continued to be a big factor during the game, however the turnovers made the biggest impact. The final score was 48-0.
Junior Varsity played Adrian last night (Monday, August 31) The Tigers were able to keep the game close during the first half. During the second half coaches were moving players around based on quarters of playing time available and because they wanted to see some players performing in different locations.
The Rich Hill players maintained a great attitude and got a lot of needed experience against a very good Adrian JV team with a final score of 6-40.