The Macon County Tigers this past week improved to 7-1 for the season. The played a Region 4-4A contest at Livingston Academy on Thursday Oct 5th.
The game started in a wet drizzle with the Tigers scoring on a four play drive. With 10:16 left in the first Gabe Borders scored on a 25 yard run. Eli Gammons made the PAT and Macon led 7-0.
With 9:15 left in the half Tyler Gregory blocked a Livingston punt which was scooped up by Ty Young at the five yard line and run for a score. Gammon made the PAT and it was 14-0. On their next possession Zach Borders scored on a 68 yard run followed by the Gammon PAT making it 21-0 with 5:51 left in the half. Following the next punt by Livingston Macon finished the scoring in the first half, with 1:07 left Gabe Borders scored on a five yard run. Gammon finished the scoring with the PAT and Macon led 28-0 at the break.
On their first possession of the second half the Tigers went 75 yards in four plays with Gabe Borders scoring his third touchdown on a 56 yard run. Gammon made the PAT and with 2:07 left in the third quarter Macon had a running clock at 35-0.
With the rain abating late in the game and the running clock the final score was Macon Co 35 Livingston 0. This was the fourth region win in a row for the Tigers.
For the game, Gabe Borders had 16 rushes for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Borders ran four times for 85 yards and a score. Cooper Carlisle ran four times for 42 yards and completed one pass for nine yards. Dakota Ridgeway had two rushes for 15 yards and Brennan Flowers had one rush for zero yards. Kelan Hire had the single pass catch of the game for nine yards.
The Macon County defense and special teams continue to show the Upper Cumberland why they are one of the best. In the shutout Dalton Slayton led the way with nine tackles. Tyler Gregory had five, Bradon Warren four, Gabe Borders, JoJo Scott, Bradyn Hasse, and Isaac McClard had three tackles each. Ty Young had the scoop and score. Twenty-One different defenders had a solo tackle or assisted tackle in the contest and that is pretty good.
This week Macon County will have a much needed bye week to rest and recover. They will next be in action on Oct 20th at Watertown for a non-conference match-up with the Purple Tigers.
(Photos by Julie Collins)