With Fall Break fever in the air Thursday night at Noble Stadium, the No. 2 Ardmore Tigers made sure to send their seniors off with a special gift, and a reason to relax the rest of the week.

With Fall Break fever in the air Thursday night at Noble Stadium, the No. 2 Ardmore Tigers made sure to send their seniors off with a special gift, and a reason to relax the rest of the week.

Despite having to hold off a late comeback by the Del City Eagles in the second half, AHS was able to soundly defeat another district rival, this time by a 37-20 score.

The victory keeps Ardmore squarely at the top of district 5A-1 with a 5-0 record, and a 7-1 overall record, to go with a +66 point differential.

Del City meanwhile fell to 4-4 overall, and 3-2 in district with a +17 point differential.

Ardmore will be on the road next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. taking on the Duncan Demons at Halliburton Stadium.

Ardmore’s victory was sealed late in the fourth quarter when Tero Roberts pushed his way into the end zone from five yards out, bringing the score to 37-20 with 5:21 left in the fourth.

Roberts’ impact though had been felt throughout the evening for the Tigers, as he played a part in multiple touchdowns for Ardmore.

However, it was Chantz Scurry getting Ardmore on the board in the first quarter when he rumbled his way 40-yards to score, putting the Tigers up 7-0 less than four minutes into the opening frame.

Cameron Petties made it 13-0 for Ardmore in the second quarter when he scored from three yards out, before the ensuing extra point attempt crashed off the upright and wide.

With less than two minutes to go before halftime and Ardmore facing a fourth and inches situation, Roberts showed his stuff in the best way possible.

The junior quarterback broke loose for a 59-yard touchdown run, giving the Tigers a commanding 20-0 advantage.

AHS’ offense wasn’t finished as Raphael Interiano nailed a 22-yard field goal as the halftime buzzer sounded, giving the Tigers a 23-0 lead.

Del City though, didn’t go quietly into the night.

Eagles quarterback Quinlan Ganther found Jackson Foreman for a 10-yard touchdown pass to open the third quarter, bringing Del City to within 16 points at 23-7.

Ardmore had a response as Roberts collected his second touchdown of the game, this time from 27-yards out which saw him break multiple tackles, including dragging an Eagles defender into the end zone, making it 30-7 with 2:36 left in the third.

DCHS once again found another score through the arm of Ganther as he threw a 50-yard touchdown pass, making it a 30-13 game, after Petties blocked the extra point.

Gather would strike one more time 57 seconds into the fourth quarter with another touchdown pass, this time from 56-yards out to make it a 30-20 game.

AHS’ defense though wouldn’t let Ganther find the end zone again, as Sitani Lemeki, who recorded multiple sacks on the Eagles quarterback, and the rest of the Tigers shut down the high flying Del City offense the rest of the way.

Roberts finished the game with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Petties totaled 104 yards rushing in the contest for the Tigers.