Austin’s big 1st half run puts down Albert Lea

Published 12:24 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017

Things didn’t go well for the Albert Lea Tigers against Austin on Friday night, especially in the first half.

The Packers used a 30-2 run to end the first half and gave themselves a 42-12 lead at the break.

Things didn’t get much better for the Tigers in the second half, as scoring and defense continued to be a problem on their way to a 71-24 loss in Austin.

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Albert Lea found itself down 12-10 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the first half, but that’s when Austin turned on the jets.

The Tigers scored two points over the final 10 minutes of the half, and a two-point deficit ballooned into a 30-point hole.

Big Nine Conference play hasn’t been kind to the Tigers. Austin dropped Albert Lea to 0-9 in the conference and its eighth loss by at least 20 points.

Albert Lea is still in search of it first win of the season.

It will host Byron at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.