The Tigers, so far, have pounced on their prey early in games with cat-like reflexes, and Friday's game was no different. Cody Lunsford, the Tigers’ Jack of all Trades half back, was missing from Friday's contest, so the Tigers shifted their approach to the air. Brock Wenzelman did not disappoint leading the Tigers to a 33-19 lead with his 4 passing TD's and almost 177 yards at halftime. After half, the Tigers’ limited depth began to show through as they could not keep up with the host Streator Bulldogs. The Tigers trailed 45-40 after a late bulldog touchdown and drove down the field, but a Wenzelman pass was knocked away in the endzone on fourth down. The loss was a setback for the Tigers but certainly was not due to a lack of effort. They battled hard all evening in a grueling game that was almost 3 hours and thirty minutes long. A game that was filled with offensive starts, Brock Wenzleman shined the brightest, going 22-36 for 319 yards and throwing 5 touchdowns. Rylan Henderschott caught 4 of those touchdowns to go along with 137 yards. Clay Schultz also contributed 11 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. The Tigers dropped to 2-1 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.
The soccer team is off to an uncharacteristically slow start but are looking to right the ship with an 8-0 win over the Wilmington Wildcats. The Tigers controlled the pace and Trey Schwarzkopf led the way with a hat trick, and Jaden Jamie added two goals. The rest of the scoring was done by Carter Hubert and James Holohan. The Tigers improved to 2-4-1 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.
The Tigers started their week with a tough two set loss vs the Peotone Blue Devils. The Tigers bounced back from a tough setback vs Peotone and beat the Gardner South Wilmington Panthers in straight sets. The Tigers made short work of the Panthers by taking both sets 25-21, 25-18 respectively. Ally Meyer led Herscher with 12 assists and three aces. Izzie Mendell totaled five kills and four assists. Emery Robinson led the Tigers’ defense with 24 digs.
The Tigers battled the first place conference foe, Wilmington Wildcats to conclude their week. The Tigers battled valiantly and handed the Wildcats their first conference set loss of the season, but were unable to seal the victory. The Tigers won the opening set 25-19. A back and forth second set ended in disappointment for the Tigers dropping the set 24-26. A quick start to the third set helped the Tigers jump out to an early lead however they could not keep the Wildcats held down which resulted in a 25-18 Wildcat victory. The setback drops the Tigers to 4-8 on the season.