By Tim Case

  The Owls of Smith County Middle School flew in to Pat Parker field last Tuesday night and handed the Macon County Junior High Tigers an early season loss 16-6. 

  The Owls took the opening possession 81 yards in 8 plays to get on the board first. The two point conversion was good and the Owls led 8-0.  The Tigers ensuing drive stalled at the Owls 35 yard line as they turned it over on downs.  The Owls go 65 yards in 11 plays for their second score adding a two point conversion and taking the lead 16-0. 

  The Tigers get the ball to start the 3rd quarter and drive 56 yards in 6 plays.  Chris Mickle punches it in from two yards out and the two point conversion failed.  New score was 16-6 Smith County.  The Tigers played much better defense in the second half but the offense could not get another score.  Logan Grace was 2 of 8 passing with 6 yards.  Gene Carman had 9 rushes for 49 yards.  Tanner Lowhorn had 8 rushes 55 yards and 2 receptions for 6 yards.  The Tigers had 7 first downs and 125 total yards.  The Owls had 14 first downs and 240 yards of total offense.  Grace led all tacklers with 10, Mickle and Lowhorn with 8, Dalton York had 6, Carman and Trace McPherson had 5 each, Bailey law had 3, Hunter Sullivan and Mason Hewitt had 2 each, Cayden Shrum and Tyler Swindle each with 1 tackle. 

  The MCJHS Tigers will try to get back on track Thursday night Sept. 1 as they travel to Smithville to take on the DeKalb County Junior High Saints.  Kick-off 6:30 come out and support the Tigers and “I’ll see you at the game.”