First home game draws spirit but not a win

First home game draws spirit but not a win

Laura D. Lem

The Fremont Tigers took to the field on Friday in a game that was their first at home and first against an Oakland Athletic League opponent, and they had a spirited crowd cheering them on.

They faced off against McClymonds, the defending OAL champs who went 12-0 last year.

The game was an exciting rematch of last year’s championship game.  Unfortunately, for the Tigers, the game ended with a similar result to last year. The Tigers fell short (32-15) but still managed to keep the home crowd interested at Curt Flood Field.

The Tigers pulled of huge rushing plays including a touchdown run by Latrell.

The Tigers started the game off on the wrong note by fumbling on the game’s initial drive, which led to a McClymonds score and forced Fremont to play from behind — not a good place to be for a team missing its top two quarterbacks.

The Tigers battled back and mid-way through the third quarter scored their second touchdown to close the gap; but with key players missing it wasn’t enough to bring the team back all the way to victory.

The Tigers look to regain their confidence against OAL opponent Oakland High (0-6) next week, when several players will play their first games after raising their grades and becoming eligible.