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November 17, 2012

Rams halt Tigers’ season



“They were able to do what no other team has done all year, and that’s stop our inside rushing game,” coach Greg Nation said. “That’s a good football team. Our kids went out and competed and played hard, and that’s all we can do.”

After Owasso took a 14-0 lead into halftime, the Tigers were forced to deviate from their run-first gameplan and throw the ball more, to some success. Zach Long finished with 136 yards on 12-of-16 passing with an interception. In terms of completions, it was one of Long’s best passing performances of the year.

Robinson, who was shaken up after that initial hit, was still effective for the Tigers, gaining 78 yards on 19 attempts, and A’erion Hines added two touchdowns. Jakcob Dean recorded a season-high in receptions with eight totaling 96 yards. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Owasso.

The Tigers finished the season 9-3, two wins better than last year, and earned the program’s first playoff win in a decade.

“A season like this does so much for school pride and it shows where the program has come,” Nation said. “This senior group’s leadership was impeccable, and this class worked hard in the classroom as well as on the field. These kids will be successful in their lives, and that’s what it’s all about.”

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