Tiger Football began their 2015 Season with a win over MCC

Tiger football defeats MCC 20-13

 The Springfield Tiger varsity football team defeated Murray County Central 20-13  on Saturday in a non-conference game at Slayton.  Michael O’Callaghan had 27 carries for 154 yards and scored two touchdowns in the second quarter.  Sam Baier had a 30 yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Tim Rogotzke added a field goal for the Tiger victory.

On offense, Sam Baier had 144 yards passing.  Austin Wallert had a kick-off return for 32 yards.  Michael O’Callaghan led the rushing attack with 163 yards with teammate Sam Baier rushing for 117 yards.  Joe Pieschel added 35 yards rushing.  Jaden Mickelson led the receiving with 25 yards followed by O’Callaghan with 12 yards and Kale Meendering with 7 yards.

On defense, Michael O’Callaghan led the way with 12 tackles.  Joe Pieschel had 10 tackles and Sam Baier had 8 tackles with 1 interception.  Tristan Johnson had 8 tackles.  Teammates Jaden Mickelson, Ben Runck and Jevan Richert had 6 tackles apiece and Kale Meendering, Ben Groebner and Willie Vanderwerf had 5 tackles apiece.  Austin Wallert had 4 tackles with Brett Berberich adding 3 tackles.  Nick Klabunde and Tim Rogotzke had 2 tackles apiece followed by Andrew Beckman with 1 tackle.

Best of luck to Head Coach Paul Dunn and the Tigers as they face Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s this Friday night at home in Riverside Park.

Tigers 0-14-0-6—20

MCC 0-7-0-6—13