YORKTOWN, Ind. (NewsLink) - Friday, Oct. 11, the Yorktown Tigers faced the Pendleton Heights Arabians in a heated match-up.
Both teams were tied with six points in the first quarter. The Tigers scored the first touchdown.
However, the Arabians scored six points with a yard run.
The Tigers scored again in the second quarter when a high snap turned into a fumble and John Lapradd picked it up and sprinted to the end zone. The Tigers also picked up a safety, winning the game 15-6.
The game was a bittersweet moment as it was also senior night, where Yorktown recognized thirteen seniors.
One of those seniors happened to be Galen Tait, an offensive guard and defensive tackle, the son of Dr. Gabriel Tait, a journalism professor at Ball State University.
This was his first and last year playing football, and he has made a huge impact on the team’s success.
Once he graduates, he plans to attend Ball State University or Indiana University Bloomington.
For Galen, it was definitely a great night to remember.
“I feel good. We weren’t expecting to win, but we powered through,” said Tait.
During the game versus Pendleton Heights, he made 11 tackles but, overall, Tait made 18 pancake blocks and 52 tackles this season.
This Friday, the Tigers will be traveling to play the Mount Vernon Marauders. Kick-off is set for 7:30pm.