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NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – The Springfield Tigers are one of the most unique football teams in the state of Ohio and not only because they are back in the state championship game for a second consecutive season, but because they have a senior class that has leaders all throughout it and because there is not one single player that looks to take over the game. The Tigers are a complete team and love to share the glory with everyone. No one embodies that team mentality and team success over personal glory more than senior running back, Austin Tindell!

Austin has been a huge part of this Springfield team whether it is throwing a huge block for Brungard to complete a pass or break off a big run, catching passes out of the backfield, or being the bruising running back who enforces his will every time he carries the ball. Tindell has been consistent all season long and always seems to be there when Coach G needs him to be. Austin has been able to not only dominate on the offensive side of the football but he has also been able to lead on the defensive side, making big tackles and always finding a way to stick his nose in every single play.

This season, Austin has 67 carries for 372 yards for an average of 5.6 yards per carry and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Tindell is also averaging 12.7 yards per reception this season. Defensively, Austin has been all over the field, collecting 58 total tackles.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Austin this week via video chat to discuss what his goals are for this season, what it has been like playing for Springfield throughout his career, what he is planning on doing after high school, what he thinks the Tigers need to do to bring home a state title, a rapid fire question session to learn more about what makes Austin the player he is, and much more!

Check out this exclusive player profile with Springfield Tigers senior star running back, Austin Tindell!




ZANESVILLE, Ohio – For the second time in as many weeks, it all came down to just over 30 seconds for the Springfield Tigers, but this time, it was the defense who would stand strong.

After a 24-yard field goal courtesy of Clayton Medvec put the Tigers ahead 16-13 with just 5 minutes and 8 seconds remaining, the defense would take the field. Just as the Fort Frye Cadets had done all game long, they moved the ball down the field at will.

Long sustained drives are a staple of the Fort Frye offense, and it showed throughout the entirety of the game. The Cadets had possessions of 7, 6, 8, and 5 minutes, but only 1 resulted in points.


Following a shot to the endzone that would just go over the head of a Fort Frye receiver, the game came down to 8 yards and 36 seconds. With no timeouts to spare and already on 3rd down, the Cadets had time for two plays, but their only chance at stopping the clock would be getting out of bounds.

Trying to make up for the late score they gave up last week to allow Norwayne to take the lead in the closing seconds, the Tigers needed to flip the script.

After trying to get the edge on the Tigers with a sweep to the right, the Cadets hurried to the line, putting the fate of the game on just one final play.

The Springfield defense, already with two-goal lines stands in the game, came up big to advance their team back to the state championship for the second year in a row. The Cadet quarterback took the snap and rolled to his left trying to find a man in the endzone, but the Tigers had all their bases covered. Forcing a pass short of the goal line, two Tiger defenders came up and made the stop short of the endzone.



Austin Tindell: 6 carries 46 yards 2 TDs

Beau Brungard: 13 completions 162 yards 11 carries 57 yards


Maeson Long: 11 carries 133 yards 1 TD

Ian Ellis: 12 completions 121 yards 9 carries 23 yards 1 TD


Springfield: The Tigers will make their return to the State Championship Sunday at 5:00 pm. Springfield will face off with the Coldwater Cavaliers (11-0). Coldwater set a state record this season with their 24th straight playoff appearance and are looking to capture their 7th state championship since 2005.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson