Macon County Chronicle

View from the Tigers Pressbox

By Tim Case

  The MCHS Tigers were handed their first loss on the season Friday night by the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets in front of a packed Tiger Stadium. 

  After a scoreless 1st quarter the Tigers get on the scoreboard first as Dallas Grace scores on a QB sneak on the first play of the second quarter.  Carson Cook’s PAT was good Tigers led 7-0.The ensuing Kickoff was returned 91 yards by Kenyon Harper and the PAT was good and the score then stood at 7-7.  After a three and out by the Tigers, TC scores again on a run by Turner from 15 yards. PAT good, TC leads 14-7.  On the very next Tiger possession Turczyn blocked Grace’s punt and picks it up and scores. PAT good, Yellow Jackets Lead 21-7. The Tigers answer right back as Grace connects with Manning on a perfectly executed middle screen that goes for 75 yards and a TD.  Cook adds the PAT, Tigers trail 21-14. On third and long Murphree connects with Harper for an eleven yard TD with only 23 seconds left in the half to make the halftime score 28-14 Yellow Jackets. 

  Trousdale scored again on their opening possession of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-14.  The Tigers score on their next possession as Grace connects with Manning with an 18 yard TD pass; Cook adds the PAT and Tigers trail 35-21.  TC scores late in the 3rd on a 57 yard pass from Murphree to Turczyn; TC then led 42-21. 

  Sanders hit a 17 yard FG early in the 4th to extend the TC lead to 45-21. Macon’s William Bandy scored on an 8 yard run with 5:45 to go in the game. The 2pt conversion failed and the Tigers trailed 45-27.  Jordan Harper scores on a 34 yard TD run with 2:20 left in the game to make the final score 52-27. 

  The Tigers fall to 1-1 on the season.  Coach Pemberton said after the game “we will go back to work this week and get this ship righted.  We have another tough opponent next week against Goodpasture”.  The game is scheduled for a 7:00 PM kickoff.  “I’ll see you at the game.”