Tigard Tigers lose by two

By Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

The Tigard Tigers varsity football team set out for a highly anticipated game against the Aloha Warriors on Friday Sept. 7. After a victorious first game against Canby High School the previous week, the football players were prepared to kick off the school year with new uniforms at their first home game. The Tigard High student body, fans, and family all came out on this warm summer night decked out in black to support their team.

After a slow first quarter and with both teams tied at 0-0, Tigard began to pick up the pace leading 14-7 after the second quarter. During the third quarter Aloha came out ahead, scoring 29 points and leaving Tigard trailing 36-21.

With hopes of a huge comeback and pulling ahead, senior Kaz Greene scored with a 25- yard run helping teammate senior Zach Floyd make a touchdown. The score was now 36-34 with Aloha in the lead. However with over six minutes left in the game, both teams dueled it out till the last 8 seconds.It all came down to the one field goal attempted by Floyd. The Tigard student section all stood up and began to cheer thinking that Floyd had made the goal, but it was a miss. Leaving Tigard with their first lost of the season and ending the game still at 36-34.

The football team is certainly disappointed with their loss but are prepared to put on their helmets again next Friday to play at Glencoe High School.