Football: Inspired Tigers honor a sick teammate in win over Eagles
Kyle Rivers of the Tokay Tigers breaks to the outside against Jonathan Tath of the McNair Eagles during a varsity football game at the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The Tigers beat the Eagles 58-7.
Football: Tigers can’t roll with Rams, suffer first loss
Travis Dart, middle, of the Tokay Tigers covers up the ball as St. Mary's Rams defenders move in for the tackle at the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The Rams beat the Tigers 41-13 in their Tri-City Athletic League opener.
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am
Seniors Kyle Rivers and Travis Dart made a deal before the football season started. If Rivers agreed to play football, Dart would join the basketball team in the winter.
A longtime basketball guard, Rivers hadn’t played organized football before. But at 5-foot-8, 158, pounds, he took the deal and has helped the Tigers reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. Tokay earned a No. 6 seed and plays No. 11 Granite Bay Grizzlies today at 7 p.m. at the Grape Bowl.
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am.