Tigers lose but can’t wait for cheering fans at home Friday

The Rush City football team on Friday traveled north to Crosby-Ironton High School and lost 35-0 to the Rangers.

“Costly mistakes on key first down plays hurt us both offensively and defensively,” said Coach Paul Kirby. “We did not tackle at the point of contact like we know how to do and consequently, Crosby-Ironton had two 100-plus yard rushers. As we worked on in practice, we did do a good job at stopping their potent offensive threat, Daniel Hudrlik. For us, Jesse Rasmussen positioned himself for a great interception. But talented and deep teams like C-I find a way to make adjustments.

“Isaiah Johnson and Jacob Lynch are two young men that deserve some recognition for their play on both sides of the ball. They are playing at a level beyond their experience, and hopefully that will help push our older guys. We cannot let the highs be too high nor the lows be too low. We’ll watch some game film, correct what we can and begin to prepare for Hinckley-Finlayson and our game at home this Friday. We look forward to the hometown fans, their tailgating and cheering, and we look forward to defending our record at Andy Saloka Field.”

The Rush City Tigers football team, at 1-1, will host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

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