(Carroll) From 0-4 to making the playoffs? That could end up being the case this year's Carroll Tiger football team.
Being called the best 0-4 team in the state was not exactly something the Carroll Tiger players and coaches were hoping for the this season. Turnovers doomed the Carroll Tigers early in the season and the team sputtered out of the gates going into Week 5 as a surprisingly winless team.
The silver lining for coach Dennis McCartin and the Tigers was the fact that only one of those losses was in district play. Carroll was able to get over the hump in Week 5 with a 28-14 win at Storm Lake and continued the momentum into Week 6 with a 28-7 win against 2011 playoff qualifier Spencer. In the win over Spencer the Tiger's Anthony Beyerink (127) and Nate Johnston (134) both topped the century mark on the ground.
The two straight victory means Carroll's playoff hopes are not yet over. Perhaps the Tiger's biggest test of the season comes next week whe they travel to undefeated Bishop Heelan Catholic. In Class 3A District 2 Heelan is alone in first place, Carroll and LeMars each have one loss, and hanging close are Denison-Schleswig and Spencer with two distrit losses.