A lot has happened for the Baton Rouge Tigers since our last update. We experienced both the bitterness of defeat and the sweetness of victory. Our bravest Tigers travelled to Atlanta on May 16th and took on the Kookaburras. A tough road test for the club ended in a convincing win for Atlanta with Baton Rouge going down 106-67. Billy “Deeboe” France was our best on ground and collected 3 points for his intense attack on the ball and leadership out of our backline. Honorable mention to Josh Cartmill and Rob Montanaro who received 2 and 1 points respectively.
On June 27th the Tigers were back on home turf and ready to take on the visiting 10th ranked Nashville Kangaroos. In hot conditions, the Tigers used their bench to perfection to overcome an early deficit and run away from the Roos. Final score was 17.12.114 to 7.4.46 in favor of the Tigers! This was a great team win with every Tiger stepping up and finally getting reward for all their hard work. Best on Ground went to Stephen Gauthe (3 pts), Mitch Gray (2 pts), and Mitchell Pedler (1 pts).
Next up the Tigers go on the road to Nashville on August 8th for a three-team tournament with Ohio Valley and the Kangaroos. You can bet that the Roos will be up and running, ready to redeem themselves on their home ground. Mark it on your calendars! Should be a great footy weekend!
Finally, the biggest news of all, we have a new sponsor. We would like to thank Record Dental Center of Central, LA for stepping up and helping the Tigers secure brand new kits! This is huge for the club and would not be possible without the support and generosity of our sponsors. Be sure and thank them personally and watch for our exciting new look at our next home game.
Season Standings for Best On Ground:
Josh Cartmill- 5 pts, Deeboe France- 3 pts, Stephen Gauthe- 3 pts, Mitch Gray- 2 pts, Ryan Baldasarro- 2 pts, Rob Montanaro- 1 pts, Ryan Moran- 1 pts, Mitchell Pedler- 1 pts