March 25, 2017 marked the official start of the 2017 season with the Tigers’ first Metro League games. The teams were divided and sported the Tigers’ current and classic look.
The New Jerseys were made up of Matt Smith, Garrett Reason, Ryan Baldassaro, Josh Cartmill, Neil Stebbing, Rob Montanaro, and Lane Moran.
The Old Jerseys were made up of Stuart Johnson, Michael Cussen, Brooks Guay, Shivaraj Kandhasamy, Ryan Moran, and Tim Lala, with Adam Mullavaey, Cole Hilgenkamp, and Matthew Heintze alternating between playing and umpiring.
Although dark skies and thunder threatened the game, eventually the skies parted (for a time) and it went forward in true footy weather with the ground completely saturated. The game was eventually called early in the 4th quarter as small hail came in to accompany the waters that flooded several streets for a time, but the scores through then are as follows:
“Old”: 1 Goal, 0 behinds “New”: 3 goals, 3 behinds
“Old”: 3 goals, 1 behind “New”: 4 goals, 4 behinds
“Old”: 6 goals, 5 behinds “New”: 4 goals ,6 behinds
“Old”: 7 goals, 5 behinds “New”: 5 goals, 6 behinds
We wish to extend our thanks to all who came out in support of the event, and those who followed us at the Family Day Event after. And a special thanks also to Steve Guillory for his support and coming out to photograph the event (The full photo album can be seen online at https://marksteveguillory.smugmug.com/Footy/FOOTY-BRT-Metro-League-032517-Gold-v-Navy/ and all pictures are available for purchase), and Tin Roof Brewing Company to their hospitality for hosting the after party event on their patio.
After such a great weekend, the Tigers will look for a similar (but hopefully drier) result this Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Westdale Middle School for their second Metro League match of the season. As always, friends, family, and anyone interested are always welcome to spectate or participate.