7-on-7 vs. DeSales a Success for Tiger Football

The Tiger offense begins a play against the DeSales Colts | Photo by Evan Heichelbech

The Tiger offense begins a play against the DeSales Colts | Photo by Evan Heichelbech

Story by Evan Heichelbech

Tiger Football took on the DeSales Colts Thursday night in the first true test of the summer against an opponent. It was a 7 on 7 passing game, which means that only quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and tailbacks compete against linebackers and secondary units.

The Tiger offense looked impressive and showed flashes of dominance as far as the passing game is concerned.

Senior quarterback Noah Houk threw for 4 touchdowns without an interception.  He had an optimistic outlook after the game on his side of the ball.

“As far as the offense goes, we have a lot of weapons and some really good talent, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

Standout receivers Michael Ackerman and Jaylon Hibbs had impressive showings, as well as Griffin Ackermann and Mason King. Sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder showed great signs with his accuracy and mental progressions.

The Tiger defense was no slouch either, coming up with an astounding 9 interceptions. Senior secondary leaders Davey Sermersheim, Tyler Boarman and Jackie Arnold were stingy all night as they continually frustrated the Colts’ QB’s. Seniors Sehr Faltin, Andrew Lyons and the linebacking corps came to play as well.

The JV defense was equally tenacious, as they accounted for 4 of the 9 interceptions.  It is early, but it wouldn’t be foolish to predict a strong season on the defensive side of the ball for St. X this season.

Houk and the Tigers got some good experience and a taste of competition as they prepare for their season opener against Ballard on Aug. 22.

Houk is already thinking about that contest.

“We expect to play a really athletic and physical Ballard team but there’s no doubt in my mind we will be ready.”

Well, we are all sure of one thing: we are ready to get back to watching Tiger football under the Friday-night lights this fall!

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About Jacob Hayslip

Senior at Saint Xavier High School. Editor-In-Chief of WSTX Sports.

Posted on July 17, 2014, in Tiger Football and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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