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 schedule!