November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Tigers, although adversity stricken, dominate against Thunder

Full story, including photos and more quotes from head coach Kevin Pope and senior QB Zach Bruns, in the Stevens County Times e-edition here.

The “Next man up” mentality is strong throughout the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta football program as the Tigers were without a handful of players and still dominated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 48-7 Saturday, Oct. 24, at O’Gara Field in Sauk Centre.

“We once again played an outstanding defensive game. Dominated the line of scrimmage and we were able to cover things up in the passing game,” Tiger coach Kevin Pope said. “We were missing quite a few guys, but the rest of the guys stepped up.”

In total, the Tigers had nine players not participate in practice of the week three game this week, Pope said.

“This whole season has been about adversity and the kids keep rising to the occasion,” Pope said. “It’s not easy going into a game against any opponent not having three of your five starting offensive linemen. The challenge was definitely set for the kids (this week)… They just keep coming up and being ready to go.”

Brooke Kern