Tigers shut out on the road by the Saints

Published 12:41 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Albert Lea football team traveled to St. Peter Friday night to try and grab its first win of the season. The Tigers were able to keep it close in the first half, but ultimately fell to the Saints, 23-0.

Down by just a touchdown and last-second field goal at halftime, it seemed like the Tigers would be in a decent position to make a comeback in the second half. The Saints would lead by just 10 points into the fourth quarter, when they would add on another two scores.

Albert Lea coach Corey Black talked about how well his defense played Friday.

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“We were all over the field,” he said. “We were making tackles at the line of scrimmage, which was great. Our defense did exactly what we always ask of them. We forced two turnovers, putting our offense in good field position; it’s just unfortunate we weren’t able to capitalize on them.”

The Tiger defense was able to hold strong for most of the game, but the inability of the offense to score any points would be their downfall.

Cole Wentzel was the leading rusher for the Tigers with 77 yards on 29 carries, followed by Griffin Studier with 29 yards on 12 carries.

The Tigers fall to 0-2 on the season and will be at home Friday when they take on the Hubmen of Jordan.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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