Monday, September 12, 2011

Randolph County 52, Horseshoe Bend 6

By Wesley Wortham
Voice of the RCHS Tigers

     It was a cool night at and it made it finally feel like football season. The Tigers came out in their new blue jerseys and gold pants. The booster club started off the night giving the cheerleaders flowers to say thanks for the hard work keeping the crowd pumped. The Tigers were taking on the Horseshoe Bend Generals.

    The Generals won the coin toss and wanted to take the football first and that  was the only win they would have for the rest of the night. Austin MacGinnis kicked off and it went through the end zone for a touch back. The Generals started at their own 20 yard line and on the first play they tried a pass that big Nate Boyd picked off from his defensive end position and took it to the house, however it was called back on penalties. The Tigers took the ball on the Generals 18 yard line. After 2 plays Ty Sparks found Willis Knight for the first score of the game.

The Tigers ended the game with 345 total yards of offense compared to the Generals 191.The Tigers had 14 first downs to the Generals six. The Tigers forced five interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Sparks completed 12- of -18 and 228 yards and 2 touchdowns. MacGinnis was 7 for 7 on extra points and a 35-yard field goal.

Boyd had an interception for a touchdown, and Knight had two touchdowns. Colton Lovvorn and Rico Nelson scored a touchdown each. It was very nice seeing the coaching staff clean the bench with every player on the team getting a chance to get in the game. Next week the Tigers will take on the Reeltown Rebels, last year’s state runner up.

I spoke with Coach Sparks Sunday after he previewed film on the team, and he said they are still about as good as they were last year.  So, we need all the Tiger fans to make the long trip to help cheer on the tigers.  


Great Job Tigers! Good Luck against Reeltown!

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