After a rough season in 2017, it seems the newly minted 2018 ADM football team has all forgotten the past and has moved on in a winning way thanks to a 17-7 season opening win against non-conference opponent Bondurant-Farrar.
It was the first win for new Tiger head coach Garrison Carter who officially snapped ADM’s seven game loosing skid dating back to last season.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers struck gold with a touchdown with eight minutes left in the first half. The field goal game for ADM was on point as Bryce Holm connected on a 31 yard field goal with just over a minute left in the half to take a 10-0 lead. The Tigers ended their scoring parade with a touchdown just as the third quarter was coming to an end to lead the game 17-0. Bondurant-Farrar would make a game of it, scoring in the fourth and final frame to bring the game to a 17-7 score.
Sophomore quarterback Tate Stine-Smith had a great season opener under center, completing 15 of 23 pass attempts for 172 yards and two touchdowns. The two aerial scores were shared among Thomas Boorn on an eleven yard pitch and catch while Lucas Heitz hauled in a 27 yard touchdown pass. Heitz was a busy individual as the 27 yard touchdown pass was one of nine receptions for a total of 112 yards for the senior.
Stine-Smith was also busy on the ground as he totaled 17 rushing attempts and collected 39 rushing yards while fellow sophomore Justice Paulsen put up 9 rushing attempts for 16 rushing yards.
The Tigers are now 1-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season. Next up for the Tigers, a revival of a long standing rivalry against Perry as the other Blue Jay squad comes to town for the Tiger’s home opener on August 31.