Macon County Chronicle

My View from the Press Box: Westmoreland


By Tim Case

  The MCHS Tigers traveled to Westmoreland this past Friday night to take on the Eagle’s. The Tigers needed the win to secure a wildcard 4A playoff spot. 

  Macon County scored on the opening drive on a QB sneak by Dallas Grace capping a 65 yard 10 play drive. Point after was good by Carson Cook.  Macon led 7-0.  The Eagles’ first drive ended with an interception by Grace at the Tiger 35 yard line.  Grace connected with Jacob Salyer on a ten yard TD pass to end a six play 65 yard drive.  PAT good by Cook.  14-0 lead Macon.  Westmoreland answered back with a nine play 70 yard drive as Champion scored on an eight yard run.  PAT good Macon now led 14-7.  Westmoreland scored again with 3:53 in the 2nd quarter to tie the game 14-14.  Macon scored with :20 to go in the 2nd quarter on another QB sneak by Grace.  The PAT was no good and the Tigers led at halftime 20-14. 

  The only score by either team in the 2nd half was a 68 yard punt return by Tyler Manning.  Mason Doss added the PAT and the Tigers secure the win and a playoff bid with a final score of 27-14.

  Macon County will enter the playoffs as the #6 seed in the 3rd quadrant and will travel to Jackson to face #3 seed Liberty Tech Magnet.  Liberty finished the regular season 7-3 and runner-up in district 14AA.  Coach Pemberton said after the game “The playoffs is a whole new season.  Everybody starts with a record of 0-0.  Anything can happen.   Just getting to playoffs is not enough; we need to make some noise!”  Looking at the map, the trip to Jackson is just over a 3 hour drive.  Please be careful and be loud and “I’ll see you at the game.”