By Tim Case
The MCJHS Tigers hosted the Westmoreland Eagles for homecoming Tuesday September 27th. There was a large crowd in attendance.
The Tigers scored first with a QB sneak by Logan Grace late in the 2nd quarter and the 2 point try was no good. The Tigers go in at halftime leading 6-0.
The Eagles put together a drive late in the 3rd quarter to tie the game 6-6 after the failed 2 point try. Then with 1:52 remaining in the game, Tanner Lowhorn scored on an 8 yard run. After the failed 2 point try the Tigers led 12-6.
The Eagles drive deep into Tiger territory. With no timeouts and 3rd and 10 at the 18 yard line Leath connects with Trout for a 9 yard gain but stays in bounds and the clock continued to run. On 4th and 1 at the 9 with only 10 seconds on the clock, Leath the QB for the Eagles, not realizing it was 4th down, spiked the ball to stop the clock. The Eagles turn the ball over on downs and Grace took a knee to run out the clock giving the Tigers the win 12-6.
Tigers keep their championship hopes alive with the win. Cornerstone will be coming to town this Tuesday night for parents’ night and the final regular season game. If the Tigers win they will finish in a three way tie for first place in the MTFC west. The Tigers will have the advantage of the Tie-breaker and get to play for the Championship Saturday Oct. 8th in a rematch against Livingston. Come out and cheer the Tigers on to victory and “I’ll see you at the game.”