Homecoming Victory for Tigers


ELDORA- You have to love it when a gameplan comes together.

For South Hardin head football coach Nick Eller the gameplan worked to near perfection here Friday and the Tigers captured the Class 1A, District 6 opener 34-12 over Jesup and celebrated a successful Homecoming.

“The gameplan worked,” stated Eller. “We hurt ourselves a little in the second quarter with the fumble and some penalties, but beside that things went well. It was just one of those games were things went as planned – that doesn’t happen very often.”

South Hardin’s gameplan was to run the ball on offense to control the clock and the defense was to put pressure on a pass-happy Jesup offense and limit yards after the catch. The Tigers were right-on.

South Hardin grounded out 216 yards on a time-consuming 52 rushes, while the Tiger defenders had J’Hawk quarterback Jase Pilcher on the run with the sophomore going 12-of-33 for 90 yards and four interceptions.

Along with the Homecoming victory, the effort produced South Hardin’s first back-to-back wins in 11-years – since 2007 and a span of 87 games.

For the full story see Tuesday's edition of the paper.