Tigers Too Much For Athens
Corsicana blitzed Athens for touchdowns on
their first six possessions and added a safety all in the first half to
dominate the first district contest 44-0. Coach Henigan's Tigers
scored on their first six possessions and also forced a safety all in the
first half to cruise to a district opening victory.
WR Jon Bauer scored the first three touchdowns of the
game and scored four overall as the Tiger offense made it look easy Friday
night. RB Jay Finley had 131 yards on only 5 carries including an 85
yard touchdown run. Kendall Gooden had the other score catching a 16
yard touchdown. Defensive lineman Cornelius Hawkins tackled Kantrail
Carter in the end zone for the safety to round out the scoring.
QB Keith Leerskov was very sharp only misfiring on one
pass attempt out of eleven. The Tiger OL was a major force as they
blew open holes for the running game and gave Leerskov plenty of time to
find open targets. The WR corps also came up huge as starters Bauer,
Gooden, Rian Stubbs and Brannon Watson all had big catches.
On defense, dominating is almost not strong enough for
the effort turned in by the Tiger D. In the first half Athens 'gained'
-13 yards and for the game only managed 40 yards and 2 first downs as the
Tiger D registered it's first shutout of the season. The Tiger D seems
to be getting better each week and is starting to emerge as a dominating