Posted 8/25/15 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
The Tioga High School football team opened the 2015 season with a loss at Central McLean on Friday evening, falling to the Cougars by a final score of 38-7.
“We’ve got new guys at positions this year, and we’re working the kinks out,” Tioga head coach Tim Schaffer said. “With the switch from 11-man to nine-man, you don’t have as much protection anymore.”
Tioga’s Cole Marmon ended the day completing seven of 15 passes for 107 yards. Marmon carried the ball 16 times for 15 yards while Parker Jackson caught three passes for 35 yards.
Tioga put its first points on the board during the middle stages of the second quarter when Marmon and Devon Wilharm connected for 25 yards to score.
The Pirates will next be in action on Saturday, a day later than originally scheduled, at home against Kenmare-Burke County. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Tioga High School.
Hale shines in Ray loss
The Ray football team opened the 2015 season showing great promise in the running game against Beach. Waylen Hale rushed for 160 yards on 16 carries and two third-quarter touchdowns as the Jays lost 54-20.
Atati Mita also went on a touchdown run, his of 60 yards. Ray trailed 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and 48-6 at halftime.
“The game was a good first step considering our youth and inexperience,” Ray head coach Steve Perdue said. “Though we made several mistakes and need to correct many things, there were flashes of good play.”
The Jays return to action Friday when they host Parshall-White Shield. The game begins at 7 p.m.
Central McLean 38, Tioga 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Tioga 0 7 0 0
Central McLean 8 14 8 8
CM -- Zach Cottingham 50 pass from Hunter Jacobs (Wyatt Wilson run).
CM -- Blake Anderson 78 punt return (run failed).
Tioga -- Devin Wilharm 25 pass from Cole Marmon (kick good).
CM -- Tanner Freeman 54 pass from Jacobs (Jacobs run).
CM -- Nick Dammen 18 pass from Jacobs (Anderson run).
CM -- Cottingham 32 interception return (Wilson pass from Jacobs).
Beach 54, Ray 20
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Ray 6 0 14 0
Beach 14 34 0 6
Beach -- Brandon Stockwell 17 pass from Scott Lund (Lund run).
Beach -- Ty Farstveet 3 pass from Lund (run failed).
Ray -- Atati Mita 60 run (run failed).
Beach -- Taron Grindeland 7 run (run failed).
Beach -- Josiah Orluck 7 run (run failed).
Beach -- Grindeland 57 run (run failed).
Beach -- Orluck 3 run (Orluck run).
Beach -- Orluck 2 run (Trevor Losinski run).
Ray -- Waylen Hale 20 run (Hale run).
Ray -- Hale 81 run (run failed).
Beach -- Lund 12 run (run failed).