By Tim Case
The MCJH Tigers (3-1) traveled to the creek bank to take on the Jim B.Satterfield Yellow Jackets (4-1) last Tuesday night. The contest proved to be a back-and-forth battle for both teams.
After a scoreless 1st quarter the Jackets scored on the first play of the second quarter on a Trey Stewart 12 yard TD run. The 2 point conversion failed, Jackets led 6-0. Tanner Lowhorn had a 61 yard TD run on the Tigers next offensive play to tie the game 6-6 after a failed 2 point play. Three plays later, Stewart put the Jackets back in the lead on 64 yard TD run. 2 point play was good Jackets led 14-6. Three plays later, Lowhorn scampers 69 yards for the TD. 2 point play failed, Tigers trailed at halftime 14-12.
The Tigers picked up right where they left off, scoring on the 2nd play of the 3rd quarter. Lowhorn ripped off another long TD run of 59 yards. Carman added the 2 point conversion and the Tigers led for the first time in the game 20-14. Jacket Chase Dallas returned the ensuing kick-off 70 yards for a TD and after converting the 2 point play the Jackets were back in the lead 22-20. The Tigers lost a fumble on their own 44 yard line and the Jackets drove deep into Tiger territory. Bailey Law intercepted Durham’s’ pass at the 8 yard line and on the next play Lowhorn goes 92 yards for the TD and Carman adds another 2 point conversion and the Tigers led 28-22.
Early in the 4th quarter Logan Grace recovered a Stewart fumble and Chris Mickle put the Tigers on top 34-22 with 39 yard TD run. Stewart had a 48 yard TD run with 4:39 remaining in the game. The Tiger defense made a final stand late to seal the win 34-28. Lowhorn finished the game with an astonishing 322 yards on 10 carries with 4 TDs. Grace led the defense with 7 tackles and a fumble recovery .
The Tigers are now in a 3 way tie for 1st place in the conference with Smith County and Jim B. Satterfield MS. The Tigers travel to Livingston this Tuesday for possibly their biggest challenge thus far. Until next time, “I’ll see you at the game.”