Breaking through the tackle: Howland 42, Niles 3

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple

Howland’s Eric Babinchak (29) fights off a tackle attempt by Niles’ Kyle Lundgren (17) while rushing for yardage during second-quarter action Thursday at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles. The Tigers beat the Red Dragons, 42-3, to improve their record to 5-3, while Niles remained winless at 0-8. For story and other coverage, see sports.