Tigers Rout Trojans on Homecoming
The Tigers rebounded from their first loss of the season
with a terrific 45-14 win over Waco University. The Tigers exploded
with 28 points in the first quarter and coasted from there. QB Keith
Leerskov gave the homecoming crowd a win in his first varsity start.
The Tigers opened the scoring with a power based run
oriented drive to open the game that was capped by Jay Finley's 7 yard run.
On the next drive Jon Bauer showed his versatility by throwing a 60 yard
touchdown to Greg Stewart. Leerskov would run in the third score of
the game and the rout was on when LB Brandon Capehart scooped up a Trojan
fumble and ran it in from 40 yards to put the Tigers up by four touchdowns.
University would score two quick touchdowns in the
second half capitalizing on Tomarrio Cleveland's injury which left the Tiger
secondary without one of it's best pass defenders. The Tiger coaches
quickly adjusted though and shut the Trojan offense down for the rest of the
Leerskov would get his first passing touchdown of the
year to Rian Stubbs and would run in another to finish off the scoring.
It was an impressive performance for the Tigers in their final tune-up
before district play begins. The Tiger D was a little shaky at the
start of the second half with Cleveland out, but once they adjusted they had
an impressive showing as they forced four turnovers and held the Trojans to
-1 yards rushing.