The Tigers football squad have found themselves on opposite sides of lopsided scores over the past two weeks. Two weeks ago, NACI trounced the Moosomin Generals 45-6 at home, but weren’t able to carry that momentum against a strong Swan River team on Friday where they lost 35-0. The Tigers now sit in fourth place in the Rural Manitoba Football League’s North Division with a two-win, four-loss record with two games remaining in the regular season. The top two teams in each division qualify for the championship round while the bottom two teams will face off in a play-in game to get into the playoffs with the winner advancing and loser ending their season. Tomorrow (Thursday) the Tigers will host the Dauphin Clippers in Neepawa at 4:30 p.m. NACI’s final regular season game will be next Saturday, Oct. 27 at Winnipeg Stadium against the East Park Warriors from Ste. Rose. NACI 0 - Swan River 35 In the battle of Tigers, the Swan River Tigers were able to top the NACI Tigers 35-0 Friday in Swan River. NACI’s defense combined for a strong game with four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 42 tackles. Individually, Layton Dixon led the defense with seven tackles. Meanwhile the offense totaled 72 yards. NACI passed for three receptions and 29 yards with two interceptions given up, while the rushing game garnered 43 yards on 15 carries. Brady Unger grabbed two of the team’s receptions for 11 yards and rushed twice for another 10 yards. On the other end of the ball, Unger had four defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. NACI 45 - Moosomin 6 The Tigers got the better of the Moosomin Generals in their inaugural meeting. This is the Generals’ first season in the Rural Manitoba Football League. NACI’s offense was firing on all cylinders, totaling almost 300 yards on the night; the Tigers went 1-for-8 passing for 18 yards and rushed 28 times for 271 yards, an average of almost 10 yards per touch. The lone reception of the game came at the right time though as Ryan Mitchler took it into the end zone for a touchdown. Neepawa’s offense scored four of the game’s other touchdowns off its running game with a 75-yard run from quarterback Brenden Cowan, a 35-yarder from Mitchler, a nine-yard run by Connor Paterson and an eight-yard run by Joel Asselstine. NACI’s special teams chipped in for the rest of the team’s offense with touchdowns coming from a 110-yard missed field goal return by Brady Unger, a 45-yard punt return by Jason Caines and a 45-yard fumble recovery by Cowan. Defensively, Trevor Smith helped lead the way with five tackles and a fumble recovery while Paterson registered 10 tackles, one sack and four special teams tackles. The entire defense totaled 30 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.