October 11, 2001

SCR-I JHS Football Team Splits Pair Of Games Last Week

The SCR-I JHS Tigers started off last week in fine fashion with a 48-0 thrashing of the North Shelby Raiders in Memphis October 1. The Tigers scored early and often in the win.

B.J. Houghton started the scoring with a two-yard TD run in the first period. The two-point conversion attempt failed. Matt Wickert scored on a 45-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter. Zach McBee ran the two-point conversion in to make the score 14-0.

The Tigers added two more scores to head to half time on top 28-0. Daniel White picked up the first TD of the second period when he broke through the Raiders defense for a 30-yard TD run. Houghton followed that up with a 44-yard touchdown run behind the crushing blocking of White. Wickert caught the pass from Jeremy Hinds on the two-point conversion.

Chris Holt halted the final drive of the half for North Shelby when he came up with his third interception of the season for SCR-I.

The second half was much of the same for Scotland County. Hinds scored on a one-yard touchdown run and Houghton added the two-point conversion to make the score 36-0 and to keep the clock running non-stop for the remainder of the contest under the Missouri Mercy rule.

The quick clock didn't prevent the Tigers from adding two more tallies as Wickert capped off a strong game with a 35-yard scoring run. McBee put the finishing work on the game when he intercepted a North Shelby pass and returned it 85 yards for the TD.

Unfortunately the Tigers did not experience such good fortune just three days later when they traveled to Unionville to face off with an undefeated Putnam County team.

Three big plays proved the difference in the first half as the Midgets scored on a pair of long TD passes as well as a long run up the middle to lead 20-0 at the half.

The Tigers defense stuffed Putnam County up the middle throughout the half Coach Brent Bondurant said. However poor pass defense and poor tackling helped the Midgets get the jump on the Tigers he added.

The second half was much of the same as the Tigers could not muster any offense while the Midgets tacked on two more scores to make the final margin 32-0.

The Tigers play their final game of the season October 18 at Knox County with the game set to start at 6:00 p.m.



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