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View from the Press Box-Sycamore


By  Tim Case

   The Tigers hosted
the Sycamore War Eagles in their first home district game on Friday September
16th. Sycamore entered the game with a 2-1 record having beaten Greenbrier in
district action.

     Sycamore received the ball to start the
game.  They drove 75 yards in 10 plays
but the Tigers made a big goal line stand and got the ball back at their own
five yard line.  After a three and out
the Tigers were forced to punt.  The War Eagles
punt it back to the Tigers after only 1 first down.  The Tigers 2
nd drive went 79 yards
in 13 plays ending with a Grace to Manning 14 yard TD pass.  Cook added the extra point.  The Tigers led 7-0 with 6:38 2
quarter.  Grace intercepted Clanton on
the ensuing possession but the Tigers were forced to punt after a couple of
costly penalties.  Manning intercepted Clanton
again with only 2 seconds left on the clock to end the half.  Tigers led 7-0.

  The Tigers got the
ball to start the second half but Grace was intercepted and the War Eagles got
the ball near midfield.  With 9:12 to go
in the 3
rd quarter Tamborella scored on a 25 yard run to tie the
game at 7-7 after the PAT.  The Tigers
drive down to the 25 yard line of sycamore and turned it over again on a
fumble.  The MC defense held Sycamore to
a three and out and the Tigers got it back at their own 27 after the punt.  Macon drove to the 16 yard line but more
penalties had the Tigers punting from the 41. 
Graces’ punt pinned Sycamore back at their own four.  Sycamore Drove 96 yards in 18 plays to take
the lead 14-7 with 1:42 remaining in the 4
th quarter.  The Tigers then drove 68 yards in 12 plays and
with 13 seconds remaining Grace connects with Manning for a five yard TD
pass.  Tyler Drown adds the 2 point
conversion on a fullback dive over the right side and the Tigers get the win

  The Tigers move to
2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the district standings.  The Tigers Travel this week to Carthage to
take on the Smith County Owls in “The Hole.” 
This will be a non-district rivalry game.  The Tigers won last years’ meeting 20-0.  Come out and cheer Tigers on to victory and
“I’ll see you at the game.”