By Tim CaseThe MCHS Tigers hosted the Greenbrier Bobcats this past Friday night at Pat Parker Memorial Field. The Tigers struggled early in the game offensively but the Defense rose to the occasion.
After an interception at midfield and a runback into Tiger territory, the Bobcats score first on a 25 yard TD run by James Strong. Carson Cook blocked the PAT and the Bobcats led 6-0 with 3:38 left in the 2nd quarter. The Tigers answer right back with a 99 yard 7 play drive as Tyler Drown scored on a two yard fullback dive. Cook misses the PAT and the halftime score was 6-6.
The Tiger’s defense forced a three and out to start the 2nd half and the Tiger offense took advantage of their opportunity as they march 71 yards in 9 plays with freshman Dale Turner getting the TD with a 7 yard run off right tackle. The PAT was good by Cook. Tigers led 13-6. The defense made another great stop as the Bobcats go for it on 4th down on their own 37 and fail. On the next play Dallas Grace Finds Tyler Manning in the end zone for a 37 yard TD pass. PAT was good by Cook and at 4:10 in the 3rd, Tigers led 20-6. The ensuing kickoff was high and short as the Bobcat receiver couldn’t make the catch and Dallas grace recovered the ball at the 36 yard line. Two plays later Tyler Drown scored for the 2nd time with a 30 yard TD run on a trap play up the middle. PAT was good by Cook, Tigers led 27-6. With :11 left in the 3rd qtr., the Bobcats scored on a 73 yard 7 play drive to make the score 27-13.
The 4th quarter was a defensive struggle for both teams. Grace took a knee at the Greenbrier four yard line to run the clock out and seal the win for the Tigers. Final score was 27-13.
The Tigers are now 3-3 for the season and 2-1 in the district standings. The Tigers will host DeKalb County this week for homecoming . DeKalb is 6-1 with their only loss being Smith County. Come out cheer the Tigers on to Victory and “I’ll see you at the game.”