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September 20, 2013

Oak Hill outlasts Alex in OT

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ALEXANDRIA, Ind. —

Kelly’s pass to the end zone on first down was picked off, and Oak Hill (5-0, 3-0 CIC) held on after a huge scare from the Tigers.

“Our boys are playing hard and giving great effort,” Gast said.  “I’m very proud of them.”

Oak Hill came into the game averaging 41 points, the Tigers held them to 14 points and (unofficially) 226 yards, all on the ground. The Tigers could only muster 105 yards of total offense but fought the ninth-ranked Golden Eagles from start to finish.

It is an effort that has Gast energized for the rest of the season.

“It is halfway (in the season), we need to look at it as an opportunity to improve on the things we need to improve on and continue to build and hang our hat on the things we do well,” Gast said. “We’ve got bigger things in store. As long we keep our heads up and come to work Monday through Thursday, we’ll hopefully continue to do this.”

The Tigers (3-2, 1-2) will be out for a little revenge next Friday when they travel to Frankton to take on the Eagles in another conference battle. Frankton defeated Alexandria 32-6 last year to spoil Alexandria’s homecoming.

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