The Festus Tigers are looking for a bounce-back in week seven, as their Varsity Football team dropped back to back games in dramatic heart-breaking fashion. Week five saw them fall to the Hillsboro Hawks 34-29 on a last minute redzone fumble, and last week history repeated itself as they were stopped in the redone again as time expired in a 41-35 loss to North County.
The Tigers are 3-3 this season and their their wins have been as convincing as it gets, blowing out Sullivan, Windsor and De Soto, outscoring their opponents 150-32. However, their three losses were all winnable games and came in the form of defeats of six points or less… all in the redzone with a chance to win as time expired.
Still, the Tigers’ air attack is a force to be reckoned with regardless of the game’s outcome. Quarterback Cole Rickermann and his talented pair of receivers Arhmad Branch and Isaac Stucke are fearsome trio, while the ground game can explode at any moment with the bruising running style of Baylor commit Kaian Roberts-Day.
As for this week’s opponent, it should be an easier road for Festus to get back above the .500 mark, which would be a nice treat for the fans on Homecoming night. They take on the Pacific Indians, who are just 2-4 on the season, and have lost three straight. The Tigers will have home field advantage in this one and the Indians have been hemorrhaging points this season. In their last three game they allowed 49, 55 and 57 points, and look like a team that is struggling to find its identity.
It should be a layup for the Tigers, and something that jumpstarts their battery for the stretch run. Kickoff is at 7 pm on Friday, October 8th and the Tigers will be ready to roar.
Good luck Tigers!