Tigers Romp in Home Opener
Going into Friday's game against Willis, there
were a lot of unknowns surrounding the Tigers. How would the offense
respond to the previous week's struggle, would the running game surface, and
how would the Tigers fare against a top notch Houston area program.
Coach Henigan's Tigers responded with a 51 point offensive explosion that
featured a balanced attack and got some new faces involved.
Willis started the game off with a bang marching down
and scoring on the game's opening possession, but the Tigers responded as
Eric Gordon ran in for a TD and with the extra point the Tigers had the lead
for good. Willis's hopes of responding to the Tiger score were ended
when Ray Sims intercepted a Trey Hogan pass and ran it back for a touchdown.
Jon Bauer would add a TD reception and sophomore Greg Stewart exploded onto
the scene with a 71 yard bomb for a touchdown to give the Tigers a 27-6 lead
going into halftime.
Corsicana didn't let Willis up in the second half as
Rian Stubbs would get into the scoring action catching a TD pass and Stewart
would add a 46 yard score for his second of the night which put the Tigers
up 41-6. Willis added another touchdown when Justin Pierson ran in for
a score, but backup QB Keith Leerskov negated that immediately after with a
92 yard run. Kris Perez added a field goal to finish off the scoring
with a 51-13 Tiger victory.
The Tiger defense held Willis in check only allowing
just over 250 yards of offense to a team that rolled up over 480 yards in a
Week 1 win over Dayton. Defensive stars Ray Sims and Tomarrio
Cleveland both had interceptions in the game and both also saw time at
running back. The Tigers used a variety of running backs in the game
and all of them were effective. A great way to start off the home