The Macon County High School Tigers ran their record to 2-0 after defeating Trousdale County last Friday night. The start of the game was moved back an hour to combat the heat in the region last week.
On their first possession Tiger Gabe Borders ran it in from four yards after a huge kick-off return from Braylon Flowers to set the tone for the evening. Eli Gammon made the PAT and Macon led 7-0 with 10:30 remaining in the opening period.
Following a Yellow Jacket drive, which saw them turned away after a first and goal from the nine yard line, the Tigers would strike again. With 1:05 left in first Borders recorded his second score on a 28 yard run. Gammon made the point after and Macon led 14-0.
On the next Tiger possession Luke Gammon hit Borders with a screen pass that Borders converted to a 73 yard touchdown. With 9:07 left in the first half, following Eli Gammon’s extra point, Macon led 21-0.
Then with 0:34 left in the half fullback Bradon Warren scored on a four yard run. Eli Gammon made the kick and Macon led 28-0 at the break.
On their first possession of the second half the Tigers scored on a 13 yard rush by Warren. Eli Gammon made the PAT. With 5:46 left in the third quarter Macon led 35-0.
The Tigers started sprinkling in some of their younger kids. With a whole new offensive line and a second platoon of backs Macon would score on a four yard run by Cole Stephens. Eli Gammon made the PAT and that would be a final, Macon 42 Trousdale County 0.
Braden Warren had eight rushes for 95 yards and two touchdowns and one catch for two yards. Gabe Borders had six rushes for 63 yards and two scores and one catch for 73 yards and another touchdown. Cole Stephens had five for 35 yards, Tyler Gregory had five attempts for 35 yards, Dakota Ridgeway had three for 25 yards, Brennan Flowers had three for nine yards, and Tre McClain had one for four yards. Luke Gammon was 2 of 5 passing for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively linebacker JoJo Scott led the way with eight tackles. Ty Young, Braylon Flowers, and Dalton Slayton each had six apiece. Tre McClain, Gabe Borders, Hunter Griggs, and Bradon Warren each had three tackles.
Next up is a big game for the Tigers. The Upperman Bees come to Lafayette as the pre-season pick to win our region. Game time at Pat Parker Memorial Field is scheduled for 7 pm.
(Photos by Julie Collins)