Tigers Defeat Hawks 40-17
The Tigers dominated again
early despite some costly turnovers in Red Oak territory to build a 40-3
lead and hold on for a 40-17 win. Jon Bauer continued his explosive
ways by catching three touchdown passes from QB Keith Leerskov to pace the
scoring attack. Keith Leerskov and Michael Solomon both added
touchdown runs and Kris Perez added a FG to round out the offense's scores.
For the second straight game the Tigers D got a safety to round out the
The Tigers led at the half 30-3 and put
it on cruise control in the second half at one point building a 40-3 lead
before the Hawks made a belated comeback bid to get two late touchdowns to
finish the scoring at 40-17. Sophomore WR Greg Stewart was injured in
the third period and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher which
seemed to deflate the Tigers a little bit (the Daily Sun quoted Coach
Henigan as saying that it was a precautionary move).
With the victory the Tigers moved to 2-0 in district play and set up next
week's game against Mabank as pivotal for getting a playoff spot (Mabank
defeated Athens 42-14 on Friday). We'll have pictures and vdieo
highlights up later this weekend.