Tigers shut out at East Central

The Rush City football team lost a road contest with East Central 14-0 Sept. 29.

The game was a slugfest, with the two defenses combining to allow just 2.8 yards per play. East Central quarterback Vern Anderson opened the scoring in the first quarter by hitting Henry Loew for an 18-yard touchdown. Logan Lindstrom nailed the extra point.

Neither team lit the scoreboard in the second or third quarters.

Along the way, Tiger fullback Riley Sykes led all gainers with 88 yards.

Anderson led the Eagles with 46. Anderson also connected on 13 passes for 105 yards. Loew was his favorite receiver with 69 yards. Tiger quarterback R.J. Galvez completed one pass to Brandon Guptill for 29 yards.

Lindstrom returned a Tiger punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and added the extra point to finalize the score.

The Tigers (2-3) will hope for a stronger offensive showing on homecoming night this Friday when they welcome Mesabi East (1-4). The Giants picked up their first win last week, a 40-8 decision over Chisholm.

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