LUCAS GEWERTH / EYE OF THE TIGER
Last Friday night, the Roseville Tigers took on the Oakmont Vikings in the first away game of the season. The Tiger’s fell to the Vikings with a score of 21-20, after an aggressive attempt to win the game. The Tigers started out strong in the first half, but lost intensity late in the game.
The Tigers scored with two minutes left in the game to make the score 20-21. With no overtime in preseason games, the Tigers attempted to go for two following the touchdown to gain the upper hand. After a pass interception by the Vikings, the Tigers fell to Oakmont and received their first loss of the season.
Despite the loss, Roseville’s ability to stay in the game proved the depth of the team and respective players. With standout offensive play from senior Malik Bowman after scoring a touchdown return on the first kickoff of the game, as well as Jackson Shedd and Terrell Williams with touchdown receptions, the Tigers showed their potential for their upcoming season.
Junior Bret Knudsen was upset about the outcome of the game, yet understands the team has time to improve before playing league opponents.
“We started out really strong putting points up super early, but we lost the intensity after we got the 14-0 lead. We had some big and key plays on offense and defense, but there was still a few plays could have changed the outcome of the game,” Knudsen said. “We have a lot of stuff that we need to work on still, but we just need to keep working everyday and get better.”
The Tigers will take on Rio Americano this Friday night, at Del Campo. The Tigers hope to improve the record to 2-1 and get ready for the regular season starting September 20th against Woodcreek.