Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (9-0) closed out a perfect season on the gridiron in style by crushing the Spring Hill Generals 62-26 in the Big South Conference championship game on Saturday afternoon at Preston Hopkins Field.
Having defeated the Generals 52-26 in their regular season encounter, the Tigers put Saturday's game out of reach early and built a 38-14 lead in the first half.
Rockets jettison MTCS in homecoming win
The Forrest Rockets looked like a different team than the one that limped out of Eagleville last week as they bounced back with a convincing 34-6 homecoming win over MTCS (0-7, 0-3) Friday night at "The Rock" in Chapel Hill.
"It's always good to win on homecoming, no matter how or by how much, it's fun," said FHS senior quarterback Brooks Lamb. "It's important to get this win tonight because it's a district win and if we can win out, we can be sure to be in the playoffs."
Bulldogs knock off Wayne County
The Cornersville Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2 Region) picked up an important win on Friday night when they defeated defending Class A state champ Wayne County 21-18 on Homecoming to snap a three-game losing streak.
Cornersville landed the first punch of the game when senior quarterback Hayden McMahon connected with wide out Stone Riner for a 10-yard touchdown pass in the opening quarter while Victory Palma tacked on the extra point to give CHS a 7-0 lead.
Tigers stomp Spartans on Homecoming
Despite getting off to a slow start, the Marshall County Tigers (3-4, 2-3 District) made sure their fans had a happy Homecoming when they defeated the Summit Spartans 45-12 at Preston Hopkins Field on Friday night.
Having beaten Summit 35-0 last year, MCHS actually trailed 6-3 midway through the second quarter in Friday's contest due to a slew of first half penalties.
Cascade pulls away from Tigerettes
The Marshall County Tigerettes hung tough for a half on Thursday night, but were unable to keep pace with District foe Cascade for the entire game, as MCHS dropped a 5-1 decision to the third place Lady Champions at home on Senior Day.
Aided by a strong performance from junior goaltender Atlanta Ferguson, the Tigerettes (2-10-2, 1-6-1 District) only trailed 1-0 at the end of the first half despite facing relentless offensive pressure from Cascade (8-5-1, 6-2 District).