September 13, 2001
Tigers JV Football Squad Smashes South Shelby In Season Opener
The Scotland County junior varsity football team stopped South Shelby on the 10-yard line late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 30-20 victory in the team's season opener September 6 in Memphis.
The two teams traded the lead back and forth in the first half. South Shelby got on the board first with a 40-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion made the score 8-0.
The Tigers countered later in the first period when freshman Tim Robinson scored on an 18-yard touchdown run. He also carried the ball in for the two-point conversion to tie the score at 8-8.
SCR-I pulled ahead in the second period when quarterback Danny Roach connected with Clint Cottrell on a 26-yard touchdown pass. The extra point failed leaving the score at 14-6 in favor of SCR-I.
The Cardinals tied the game before half time courtesy of a 45-yard pass play to make the score 14-14.
The momentum carried over into the third period when South Shelby scored on a three-yard touchdown run. The PAT failed, giving the Cardinals a 20-14 advantage.
The lead was short lived as Scotland County rallied to pull ahead 22-20 when Robinson scored on a 7-yard TD run and followed it up with the two-point conversion.
The Tigers sealed the win in the fourth period when Robinson once again found his way to the end zone for his third TD run of the contest. He added the two-point conversion to put the Tigers ahead 30-20.
Coach Ken Cross said the defense came up with some keys plays in the game to help SCR-I start the season on a high note. Jon Keller and Michael Garnett each recovered South Shelby fumbles to help the Tigers win the turnover battle.