By Tim CaseThe MCJH Tigers hosted the Cornerstone Yellow Jackets last Tuesday night for parents’ night and also the final regular season game of 2011.
The Tigers kicked off first and the defense forced a quick three and out to start the game. After an exchange of punts Logan Grace intercepted a pass near mid field and returned it to the 42 in Yellow Jacket territory. Tanner Lowhorn scored on a 12 yard run and Grace passed to Austin for the two point conversion giving the tigers an 8-0 lead late in the first quarter. Cornerstone drove to the Tiger one yard line when Logan Grace intercepted the ball in the end zone and returned it 103 yards for a Tiger TD. Carman ran the two point conversion in and the Tigers took a 16-0 lead. On the final play of the half Grace connects with Mickle for an eight yard TD pass. Lowhorn added the two point conversion and the Tigers led 24-0 at the half.
Lowhorn scored on a 50 yard TD run to start the 3rd quarter. Carman added the two point conversion. Tigers led 32-0. Cornerstone got on the board in the 4th quarter on a 17 yard TD pass. The two point play was no good, Tigers led 32-6. Macon’s Bailey Law scored on a 60 yard TD run with 4:14 left in the 4th quarter. Two point play failed Tigers led 38-6. Cornerstone added a cosmetic TD late to make the final score 38-14.
The win put the Tigers in the MTFC championship game where they would face the Livingston Wildcats in a rematch from September 22, a game which the Tigers lost 8-6.
The Tigers scored first on a 62 yard 10 play drive as Lowhorn gets in on a four yard TD run. Grace hits Law for the two point play. Tigers led 8-0. The defense forced a three and out to get the ball back. Carman fumbled after a 12 yard gain at the 45 yard line which the Wildcats recovered. Clark connected with Hollars on a 45 yard TD pass. The two point play was good and the score was tied at 8-8. The Tigers drive 73 yards in 10 plays and score on a Chris Mickle eight yard TD run. The two point play failed and the Tigers took the lead 14-8. The Wildcats returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a TD. The two point play failed and the halftime score was 14-14.
The Wildcats scored on the opening drive of the 2nd half and again midway through the 4th quarter to make the final score 28-14. Macon played a good game but just fell a little short.
The Tigers end the season 6-3 and MTFC runner-ups. I would like to personally thank the players and coaches for their hard work and dedication this year and congratulations on another successful season.