McClain Tigers pull off comeback; win 34-21

By Robert Stegbauer

The McClain Tigers football team won their opening game against Adena in exciting, comeback fashion on Friday night. After being down 21-6 at one point in the game, the Tigers fought back and roared back for a 34-21 victory.

Quarterback Tristan Pitzer threw for 45 yards in the game on nine completions. He also ran for 162 yards on 19 carries and intercepted a pass. Gabe Adams caught four passes for 20 yards, Tanner Tite caught one pass for two yards, and Eric Anderson caught the ball twice for 23 yards. Adams also ran the ball ball ten times for 96 yards, and Tite ran 6 yards on four carries.

“The result of the game actually worked out perfectly for us,” said Head Coach Jeremey Andrews after the game. “We made plays, played with great character and did what we had to do to come back from a 21-6 deficit to win the game. We also, however, made a ton of mistakes that we need to correct. Tightening up those mistakes will help keep us focused this week. I love these kids and coaches. I am so happy for them and proud of them.”

The McClain Tigers will play their home opener against Unioto on Friday September, 2. That game is set to kick off at 7 p.m.

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By Robert Stegbauer