FOOTBALL: Second win of the season


Azarie Hairston breaks into a sprint with Adam Borgmann on his trail.

Azarie Hairston breaks into a sprint with Adam Borgmann on his trail.


Azarie Hairston prepares to tackle Cardinals quarterback Matt Thompson.


Brookside quarterback Matt Thompson is taken down by the Phoenix defense.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

A 90-yard touchdown run by Aaron Arnold in the first three minutes of Friday’s game boosted Oberlin’s confidence for a 46-21 victory against Brookside. A blocked field goal return, an intercepted two-point conversion, and a 63-yard Ravon Eisom run helped the Phoenix rack up 30 first half points. The Phoenix marching band kept the energy optimistic with a three-song set during a foggy halftime show and drum rolls and trumpet trills during point-winning plays. Drum major Cortny Robinson said it’s easy to “stay hype” when Oberlin is winning but it’s most important when the team is losing. “We have a small student section because we go to a small school but we all bring a different energy and we have so many different personalities,” she said. “Today we’re doing really well and it’s been amazing.”

Azarie Hairston breaks into a sprint with Adam Borgmann on his trail.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/09/web1_IMG_0127.jpgAzarie Hairston breaks into a sprint with Adam Borgmann on his trail.

Azarie Hairston prepares to tackle Cardinals quarterback Matt Thompson.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/09/web1_IMG_0141.jpgAzarie Hairston prepares to tackle Cardinals quarterback Matt Thompson.

Brookside quarterback Matt Thompson is taken down by the Phoenix defense.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/09/web1_IMG_0104.jpgBrookside quarterback Matt Thompson is taken down by the Phoenix defense.

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