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Senior Drew Steinbrunner applies pressure to Glen Este quarterback Tyler Pilcher

Kings Knights come to Tiger Stadium for Thursday night game

Pink game, Rumble for the (pink) ribbon on Thursday

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Last year Kings and Loveland sold over 1,200 shirts at their Pink Game

The Tigers fell to Glen Este last Friday after the game ended in regulation and went to over-time. Loveland’s Riley Boucher put the Tigers ahead by 3 with a 26 yd. field goal, but Glen Este only need one OT play to win; Jacob Hamilton’s 20 yd. catch from Tyler Pilcher. Final score: Glen Este 48 and Loveland 45.

Loveland Sophomore, Luke Waddell had another big night with 4 rushing and 1 receiving touchdowns. He rushed 25 times for 196 yds. and had 4 receptions totaling 79. A 275 yd. night.

However, Loveland did not stop Pilcher’s air attack who threw 37 times, completing 20. Pitcher threw for 353 yds. and ran for an additional 26. He threw 4 touchdown passes and scored two more on the ground.

Neither team scored in the first quarter, but Pilcher’s 2 touchdown runs and a pass to Jacob Hamilton, put Glen Este ahead 21-0 in the second. A 10 yd. pass from Drew Plitt to Waddell made it 21-7 at the half.

 

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Junior Cameron Beck tackles the Glen Este ball carrier during the game’s first quarter

 

Waddell tied the game at 21 each with scoring runs of 4 and 58 yards half way into the 3rd quarter. From then on, the Tigers and Trojans traded scores, ending with the tie at 42 when Waddell ran in from the 2 with 35 seconds left in regulation.

 

 

Loveland had 23, 1st downs to Glen Este’s 21. The Tigers bested the Trojans by 2 total yards, 446-444. Loveland held possession 21:11 to Glen Este’s 16:48. Loveland turned the ball over 2 times.

Loveland Senior Drew Plitt threw 19 times and completed 11 for 180 yds, and 2 throwing touchdowns.[quote_box_right]During halftime of the Loveland vs. Kings Rumble for the Ribbon game one student from each high school will be randomly selected to attempt to kick a football 35 yards in to back of a Borcherding pick-up truck.  A successful kick will win $5000 for the high school and $5000 for Pink Ribbon Girls.[/quote_box_right]

Riley Boucher was a perfect 6-6 kicking extra points and kicked what could have been, a winning 26 yd. field goal in Loveland’s first possession in the over-time.

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At this week’s Thursday Night Football Game, the Loveland Athletic Boosters will give a percentage back of their concession sales to help one of our Loveland Tigers. 5th grader, Elijah Walters is battling Perthes Disease. He loves football and is a huge Loveland Tigers Fan, along with his family.  

Make plans on Thursday evening to come out to the game, have dinner at the awesome LAB concession stand and grill and be part of helping Elijah battle Perthes Disease.

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Kings (0-1, 3-1) comes to Tiger Stadium for a 7 PM Thursday night game. They have wins over Lebanon (59-45), Xenia (42-6), and Hamilton (42-34). They lost to Turpin (4-0) in their conference opener last week, 20-16.

Loveland is now 0-1 in the conference and 1-3 for the season.

The Thursday game will have the festivities of being the Time Warner Game of the Week televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 311 (1311 for HD) and being the Pink game, Rumble for the (pink) ribbon. Read more about this fund raiser for helping women who have had breast cancer. All of the money raised by pink games stays here in our community to support women battling breast and other women’s reproductive cancers.

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