After a season where the NACI Tigers football club was only able to register one win, the team has claimed its first win in only the second game of the season. Cheered on by a big home crowd, NACI topped the Swan River Tigers 38-28 Friday night. Offensively the team passed for 120 yards and rushed for 299 yards on 18 carries, while the defense registered 38 tackles, one interception and two fumble recoveries. Special Teams efforts were also impressive, with nine tackles and one fumble recovery. Coach Mike Davids points out a lot of the success came from his players filling into their roles and giving a great full-game effort. “We did our best to put players in positions where we had the best opportunity to be successful,” Davids explained, “Everybody stepped up and played well.” Lynden Middleton rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns on the night, including a 100 yard run from the line to go end-to-end for the score. Middleton was also a presence on defense with one interception, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and four special teams tackles. Jason Caines proved to be a good target downfield with two receptions for 75 yards. Meanwhile new addition to the team, quarterback Brendan Cowan, threw for 120 yards passing and ran for 116 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown rush. “He came in and played a great game for us,” Davids pointed out. Defensively, Connor Paterson had 10 tackles and two more on special teams. Neepawa returns to action this Friday against Dauphin.