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Tigers End Season On High Note

October 16, 2010

In a season full of ups and downs, the Tigers ended their 2010 football campaign on a high note with a 19-0 win over HyVee. Playing in the playoff consolation round, the Tigers victory brought their final season record to 3 wins and 5 losses. After a scoreless quarter and half of play, the Tiger offense got the ball with 5 minutes left in the second quarter and marched down the field behind the hard nosed inside running of running back Jacob Schwab and the outside running threat of quarterback Adam Erickson. As the first half clocked ticked down, Harrisburg ultimately struck paydirt from 12 yards out on a sweep by Erickson. Erickson was escorted to the end zone behind key blocks by Cade Wallace and Fred Roufs. The PAT failed. The team went to intermission with a rare halftime lead with the a score of 6-0. In the third quarter, Schwab again powered the Tiger offense with strong running inside the tackles. Midway through the third quarter and after Schwab was denied on a 2nd and goal from the one yard line, Erickson then faked to Schwab and bootlegged his way into the end zone on 3rd down to the extend the lead. A Nick Hoyt run converted the PAT to make the score 13-0. Blair Slaughter took over at quarterback for much of the second half and helped lead the Tigers to their final score to ice the game. After Slaughter connected on a 20 yard pass to tight end Black Hanson and Wallace gained 12 yards on a counter play, Slaugher took to the air again and hit Roufs from 15 yards out on a pretty pass play to make the score 19-0. That score stood and the Tigers celebrated a final victory and the culmination of a good season. The coaching staff would like to extend a huge thanks to all the players and their families for the time commitment and effort exhibited this year. The season was a true representation of how a play here or a play there can make the difference between winning and losing. Our Tigers lost to the Harrisburg Journey team in the opening round of the playoffs in a hard fought game that ended 7-0. That Journey team has since won two more playoff games and remains alive in the final 8 teams fighting for the championship. So we can take pride in that we could match up to almost any team in the League. We hope the boys learned something about the game this year and had fun being part of the team. And we hope they look forward to more years of learning and tons of fun as Harrisburg Tigers!

About The League and Our Team

Picured above is the 2010 Harrisburg Explorer Elementary Pee Wee Football Team. Our young Harrisburg Tigers are a youth football team that is part of the South Dakota Junior Football League. The team is based out of Sioux Falls and Harrisburg, SD and is comprised of 3th and 4th graders from the Harrisburg Explorer Elementary school. In 2010 there are also three other Harrisburg teams playing in the League's Pee Wee Division. The Pee Wee Division is comprised of 48 teams in six sub-divisions. Our Tiger squad competes in the "River" sub-division. When linking to the SD Junior Football website, the Tigers are referred to as "Liquid Ice Energy Drink (122)" based on our corporate sponsor. This site also contains history of other Harrisburg youth teams that played in the past two seasons in the League's Junior Division and were under the same coaching staff.

2010 Tiger Coaching Staff

The 2010 Junior Tigers are coached by Head Coach Eric Wallace and assisted by Jon Erickson and Jesse Johnston.

Becoming The Boys Of Fall

SD Junior Football Website Link

Click on the logo below to be linked to the League website.

The Explorer Tigers are sponsored for the 2010 season by Liquid Ice Energy Drink. Thank you to Bill Christensen for making this possible and for the great support!