By Tim Case
The MCHS Tigers (3-5) hosted the Livingston Academy Wildcats (7-1) last Friday night for the final regular season home game and parents’ night. The Tigers were in a must win situation to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Tigers responded with a shut out win 19-0.
Macon Co. scored with 1:09 left in the 2nd quarter on a Jessie Newberry four yard TD run. The PAT was no good and the Tigers led 6-0 at the half.
Macon took the opening kick-off of the 3rd period and marched 66 yards in 7 plays. Tyler Drown capped the drive with a six yard TD run. The 2 point conversion failed and the Tigers led 12-0. The Tigers scored again with 5:31 left in the 4th quarter when Newberry scored his 2nd TD of the night on a 1 yard run off right tackle. Carson Cook added the PAT giving the Tigers a 19-0 lead. The Tigers’ defense held off a late drive by the Wildcats to get the shut-out and the win. MC rolled up 287 yards of total offense while holding the Wildcats to only 117 yards.
The Tigers improve to 4-5 on the season and will travel to Westmoreland this Friday night to take on the Eagles. The Tigers can secure a 4A wildcard playoff bid with a win Friday night. A loss would mean the Tigers’ fate would be resting on the outcome of other games with no assurances. The Tigers are in a “Win and you’re in” situation.
The Eagles (3-6) are playing for a wildcard spot as well. If the Eagles get to 4 wins they would still have a chance for a 3A playoff bid pending the outcome of other games. A district rival game with big playoff implications, High School football couldn’t be any better as we enter the last game of the season with so much at stake for both teams. Come out and cheer the Tigers on to victory and “I’ll see you at the game.”