Sunday, September 4, 2011

Randolph County 30 - LaFayette 29

By Wesley Wortham
Voice of the RCHS Tigers

Tigers defense draw the Bulldogs offsides.
At Frog level Friday it was the first home game for Randolph County High School. Fans filled the stands to see their beloved Tigers take on the LaFayette Bulldogs in a big region show down.

Coach Sparks had been preaching all week the importance to get the 1st Region win. LaFayette started the scoring off with an early touchdown but the Tigers came storming back and took the lead 7-6. Coach P's defense started to figure out what LaFayette was up to and the Tiger defense stopped the Bulldogs the rest of the first half.

Randolph County rolled up 24 unanswered points and lead at half time 24-6 . The Tigers suffered a very bad loss to it's defense right before halftime on a kickoff. Middle linebacker and the senior defense signal caller Tyde Moore went down with what appears to be a bad knee injury and it showed that he was hard to replace in the middle when LaFayette started mounting their comeback in the 2nd half.

With 2:12 left in the game the Bulldogs took the lead over Randolph County 29 to 24 . The Tigers took the ball at there own 30 and started their march down the field lead by QB Ty Sparks (coach Sparks' son). He was throwing short passes to receivers, and with a lot help from the Bulldog's defense, the Tigers found theirselves within striking distance. A win is what Sparks found Willis Knight on an out route and Knight did the rest. Then it was strong legged Austin MacGinnis' time to add the PAT.

 Layfette had 30 seconds to try and answer but the Tigers turned up their defense and down went the Bulldog's QB twice as time ran out.

It's an RCHS tradition to go out on field and listen to what Coach Sparks has to say to his team and as always he praises the other team first. He then said it was not a pretty win but it was a WIN! It showed him that the team won't quit no matter what kind of hole they are in.

Randolph County has now moved to 1-1. The Tigers will again be in region play this Friday night at home against the Horseshoe Bend Generals. They will be looking to make it 2 and 0 in the region and another step toward making the 1st goal of the season to make the playoffs. Game starts at 7 and gates open at 5 so all the Mighty Tigers Fans lets fill the stands again Friday Night!

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