Aberdeen Tigers take Oakley Hornets by storm Friday

The Aberdeen Tiger football team traveled to Oakley Friday, Sept. 6, for the second game of the Tigers football season, coming home with an impressive victory 28-7.

The Tigers came out ready to play. On the opening drive the Tigers drove 61 yards in five plays, capped off with a 15 yard scoring run by Clancy Beck keeping it on the option around the left end for the touchdown. Abraham Torres nailed the extra point.

The Tiger defense stuffed the Hornets on the following drive forcing them to three and out.

The Tigers started their second drive on their own 24 yard line and drove the field 76 yards in 10 plays finished by a strong run off tackle left by Hilario Carrillo for the touchdown. Abe Torres went 2-2 on the PAT.

The Tiger defense forced the Hornets to another three and out and Andrew Hamilton fielded the punt on the Hornet 41 yard line to start the Tigers third drive. Six plays later Clancy Beck pitched it on the option to Hillario Carrillo around the left end and Carrillo ran it in to put the Tigers up 20-0. Abe Torres followed it up by going 3-3 on the PAT putting the Tigers up 21-0 early in the second quarter, which would end up being the score at halftime.

The Tiger’s final scoring drive came in the third quarter. It was a 90 yard drive highlighted by a 40 yard run on a reverse by Ethan Elliott, a 25 yard run on a trap play up the middle by Abe Torres, and finished off with a Jet sweep around the right end from 5 yards out by Hilario Carrillo. Torres went 4-4 on the PAT and then boomed the following kickoff into the end zone.

“I was very please with the Tigers’ performance and effort Friday night,” said head coach Jeff Duffin. “Our defensive and offensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage the whole night. Our pass defense is looking very good, Ethan Elliott got his third interception of the year and Clancy Beck also got an interception Friday night bringing the team’s total to six interceptions in two games.”

“We took care of the football committing zero fumbles in the game,” said Duffin. “This has been a big emphasis in practice and the kids are doing a good job of covering up the football. I am also very pleased with how hard the kids are running the ball; they are not going down easy.”

We are very happy with the team’s effort. They played well together with a lot of camaraderie. We, as a coaching staff, are excited about this season and we expect great things from our players,” Duffin said.

Score by quarters

Aberdeen 14 7 7 0 – 28

Oakley 0 0 0 7 – 7

Scoring summary – Aberdeen: 14-yd Clancy Beck (Torres kick), 7-yd Hilario Carrillo (Torres kick), 7-yd Hilario Carrillo (Torres kick), 2-yd Hilario Carrillo (Torres kick); Oakley: 19-yd Mark Alves (Alejandro Paz kick)

Individual statistics:

Rushing: Aberdeen total 384 yards – Joseph Lemos 1 attempt 14 yards; Ethan Elliott 1 attempt 35 yards; Christian Bravo 3 attempts -9 yards; Clancy Beck 10 attempts 73 yards; Abraham Torres 9 attempts 57 yards; Andrew Hamilton 5 attempts 9 yards; Jesus Villareal 8 attempts 69 yards; Hilario Carrillo 15 attempts 136 yards

Rushing: Oakley total 107 yards – Mitton 1-0, Bedke 6-0, Alves 7-54, Sagers 1 – -1, Elquest 13-35, Muhlestein 2-12, Cranney 1-0, Wadsworth 1-7

Receiving: Aberdeen total 33 yards – Ethan Elliott 3-24; Rylan Beck 1-9, Christian Bravo 1-0, Andrew Hamilton 3-0, Oscar Klassen 3-0

Receiving: Oakley total 17 yards – Greenwell 2-8, Cranney 1-6, Elquist 1-3.

The Tigers travel to North Fremont on Friday, Sept. 13. Their next home game will be Friday, Sept. 27, against Snake River. Games will begin at 4 and 7 p.m.

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