Braham hosted Rush City on a rare Monday afternoon game. Coming into the game the Tigers had yet to play a game, while the Bombers only played one game in which they won. Braham started the game on offense, they put together a long drive and traveled into Tigers territory. The Bombers offense faced a fourth down and long situation. They decided to pass but the ball was tipped and picked off by the Tigers. The Tigers were stopped on all three downs and had to punt. Neither team managed to score in the 1st quarter, but Rush City changed that early in the 2nd quarter. Zeth Hahn had a 35 yard catch to set the Tigers up at the 5 yard line. Two plays later, Ty Stepp punched the ball in from a yard out. William Campbell Jr converted for two points and the Tigers lead 8-0. Just before halftime Braham managed to put a drive together getting them into the Tigers side of the field. Carson Shockman had a 24 yard run to set up a Hayden Lee QB sneak for a touchdown. Dawson Clifford ran in for the 2 point conversion. The score was tied at 8 going into halftime.
Coming out of halftime Rush City started with the ball. The Tigers used 6:45 of the 3rd quarter before Nolan Anderson scored on a QB sneak, giving his team the lead 14-8. On the Bombers next drive, Michael Tauer caught a 20 yard catch to convert a key 3rd down before the quarter ended. Hayden Lee scrambled for his second touchdown of the game from 2o yards out tying the game at 14 early in the 4th quarter. Once the Tigers got the ball back it only took one play before Zeth Hahn scampered for a 70 yard touchdown giving his team the lead 20-14 after a failed two point conversion. Rush City's defense stood tall on the Bombers next drive and forced them to punt. The Tigers were able to score again on another Zeth Hahn rushing touchdown, extending their lead to 26-14. Braham never gave up and in two plays Kyle Peterson caught a 50 yard touchdown and after a successful two point conversion they were within four points of the Tigers lead. With over five minutes left in the 4th quarter Rush City regained possession of the ball. The Tigers were able to eat the remaining time left on the clock, and claimed victory 26-22. This was Rush City's first win over Braham since 2012.
With the win the Tigers are 1-0 on the season. The Bombers suffer their first loss and move to 1-1, they will host Hinckley-Finlayson on Friday.
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