The Tri-County football team traveled Marion-Tigerton for the first CWC conference game on Sept. 5 against the Thundercats. The Penguins won against Marion-Tigerton 15-12 in a defensive battle.
The Penguins kicked off to start the game, and were able to force a fumble on Marion-Tigerton’s first play of the game. Cordell Sharp was able to recover the fumble in Marion-Tigerton territory. Key runs by Dylan Nigh and a fourth down reception by Luke Marinack set up a Brock Akkerman 7 yard touchdown run. After a Zac Truehl extra point, the Penguins were leading 7-0.