Tigers Open Playoffs With 42-7
rode a strong defensive performance to a 42-7 win over the Seagoville
Dragons on a cold, windy night in Ennis. The Tigers were
possibly feeling the hangover effects of their win against Ennis as they
didn't play their best game of the year but still pulled away to a 42-7 win
over the Dragons.
The defense set the tone all game long and started the scoring when Ray
Sims ran an interception back for a touchdown on the opening series of the
game. The Tigers would then hold the Dragons to a 3 and out and on the
punt Lionel Gillespie would get the block to set the Tigers up in great
field position. On their second snap, Eric Gordon hit Jon Bauer for
the touchdown to put the Tigers up 14-0 and the rout seemed to be on.
Seagoville had other ideas as their ball control offense and stingy
defense kept the Tiger offense from getting momentum but the Tigers would
get a score in the second quarter to take a 21-0 halftime lead. A
stiff wind hampered the Tiger offense in the second and third quarters and
contributed heavily to Gordon's two interceptions in the game. One of
which in the third quarter ended a Tiger threat.
Late in the third quarter the Tiger scoring machine got untracked and
would score two quick touchdowns (both by Bauer) to put the game out of
reach at 35-0. Jay Finley would add a score and the Dragons would ruin
the shutout bid with a late touchdown.
The Tigers will face Brownwood next in their drive for a championship.