Tigers host Groton for homecoming
By Jay Davis
After a week off to figure out how to get better for the rest of the season, the Tigers and coach Nathan Lamb are ready to host Groton Area in the annual homecoming football game on Friday.
“We learned how important the little things are in our opening season loss to Linton,” said Lamb. “During our bye week, we focused on being more physical and doing the little things the right way.”
The Tigers led Linton-HMB 13-12 entering the fourth quarter, but the home team took over and won the game 34-13 with three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Groton Area has little to show for its season so far with a 0-2 record. But records can be deceiving. Groton lost 19-0 to Aberdeen Roncalli on Friday and 21-0 to Parkston in week one. Aberdeen Roncalli and Parkston are ranked first and third, respectively, in this week’s Class 11B poll.
“We are excited for our homecoming test against Groton this Friday night,” said Lamb.
Beating Groton is something the Tigers have not done for a while. Although Mobridge holds an 11-8 record in the all-time series, Groton has won six in a row. The last time the Tigers beat Groton was a 13-12 win in 2001. Groton beat the Tigers 28-6 in Groton last fall.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Tribune web-casting will present the game live at www.mobridgetribune.com. Airtime is 6:50 p.m.