Comeback bid falls just short for Tiger C-team
Trailing by 26 points at halftime, the Nevada Tigers C-football team nearly erased the big deficit Tuesday night in Kansas City, eventually falling to the St. Pius X Warriors 34-28.
Nevada coaches Jarrod Alexenader and Blake Howarth told the Tigers at halftime not to focus on the scoreboard and to just come out and play.
“The effort was good in the first half, but our intensity really picked up in the second half,” said Alexander.
Alexander said his squad was sparked by a defensive play made by Treytin Raney, who came up with a big hit and tackle, snuffing out a Warriors screen pass.
For the Tigers (0-2), freshman tailback Kaden Denney added to his touchdown total, rushing for two scores, including a 79-yard scamper. In addition, Colin Witte rushed for a 15-yard score in the second half, while Jace Lee recovered a fourth quarter Wesley Balk fumble in the end zone. “I’m proud of our kids,” said Alexander. “We played really hard, didn’t let the score get them down, and just kept playing.”