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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fell to Section rival Melrose 18-14 Friday at Big Cat Stadium. The Tigers are now 2-5 going into their final regular-season game. Melrose improved to 4-3. The Tigers were down 18-0 going into the fourth quarter when Bo Olson scored twice to give the home fans something to cheer about. Olson returned a kick 91 yards to the endzone. On the very next drive, after the Tigers took possession of the ball, Olson caught a 28-yard reception for another touchdown. Olson finished with 71 receiving yards. Isaac Wente ran for 95 yards to give him 913 on the season.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers picked up their second victory with an 18-7 win at Montevideo Friday in West Central Conference football. The Tigers piled up 336 rushing yards and their defense limited the Thunder Hawks to 198 total yards. Isaac Wente scored on a 10-yard run in the first quarter and Tiger quarterback Bryce Jergenson scored on a three-yard run in the second. Montevideo’s Dazhown Coleman pulled the T-Hawks closer with a 16-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter, but Wente ran in his second TD from 25 yards out later in the quarter to secure the Tiger win. Wente
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta held Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City to just one touchdown, but the Falcons didn’t let the Tigers into the endzone, in a 7-0 loss Friday, Sept. 27 on the road. Taylor Larson ran in a 36-yard touchdown just after halftime for the game’s only scoring. Larson rushed for 57 yards and Falcon Jordan Nelson had 54. The Tigers were the first team this season to hold the Falcons to just one touchdown. Even in A-C-GC’s two losses, the offense put up over 20 points. “Our defense played absolutely outstanding.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta picked up the season’s first victory Friday, defeating Benson 41-15 on homecoming. Riley Biesterfeld set the tone early, picking off an Aaron Ahrndt pass and returning it for a nine-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. In the second quarter, the Tigers scored three times on rushes, two from Isaac Wente and one from Trent Wulf. Wente, the area’s leading rusher, finished with 102 yards. Quarterback Bryce Jergenson, who threw for 142 yards, took control in the third quarter, connecting with Bo Olson and Corey Storck for 31- and 32-yard touchdowns.
Paige Schieler and Aaron Nelson were crowned queen and king at the 2013 Homecoming Coronation at Morris Area Monday. The senior queen candidates include Abby Travis, Tori Fuhrman, Chelsey Ehleringer, Sydney Engebretson, Carly Gullickson, and Megan Gillespie.
The Tigers held the lead twice in the first half of their home opener, but Paynesville rallied to defeat Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 38-14 Friday at Big Cat Stadium. The Bulldogs improved to 2-0, while the Tigers fell to 0-2. At halftime, the Tigers trailed by two at 16-14. “We played a great first half,” said coach Kevin Pope.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta football team opened the season with a 31-14 loss at Minnewaska on Friday, Aug. 30. Despite the score, total yardage was balanced between the Tigers and the Lakers. In fact, the Tigers ran more plays and had more time of possession.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta hits the road tonight to open the 2013 football season at Minnewaska. Game time has been pushed back to 8 p.m. because of the high temperature. The season opener will answer a lot of questions for Tiger fans wondering how this inexperienced squad will perform. First-season head coach Kevin Pope expects his team to surprise a lot of people. “The kids are working really hard,” said Pope. “I’ve been impressed with their work ethic.” While Pope is new to the job of head coach, he is familiar with the team.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta tennis team fell to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Monday 5-2. The Tigers travel to Barrett for a rematch with West Central Area Thursday. The time has been rescheduled to 8:30 a.m. When the Tigers hosted WCA on Aug.