The NACI Tigers football team continued its strong play as of late but wasn't able to come away with the win, narrowly losing 29-24 to the Souris Sabres Friday night. The defense helped lead the way for the Tigers, with the team combining for 30 tackles, two interceptions and three sacks. Special teams efforts tacked on another six tackles. Offensively, the Tigers' passing game was shut down for the most part as three different quarterbacks combined to throw 1-for-15. Lynden Middleton made use of the Tigers only passing completion of the game though, throwing an eight-yard pass to Brenden Cowan for a touchdown. The rushing game made up for extra yardage, as Tigers players combined to go 183 yards on 13 carries. Middleton again led the way rushing with 121 yards on eight carries while Cowan ran for 47 yards on four carries. Meanwhile the Tigers defense also played well, accounting for half of the team's offense as Brady Unger grabbed an interception deep in NACI's end and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown, and Connor Paterson returned a 55 yard interception for the other defensive touchdown. Paterson also had six tackles and two special teams tackles, while Jordan Young totaled eight tackles on the night. For more on the Tigers' season so far see next week's edition of The Neepawa Press.