LMS Tigers douse Dragons' fire

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers traveled to Dickson County for their first true test of the season and came away with a huge 28-14 win to move to 4-0 on the season.

Dickson Middle School got on the scoreboard first, beginning with a long completion by Will Roberts to Jacob Murphree that put the Dragons in Tiger territory.

On the next play, Trey Wiedman took it down the right side 46 yards for a touchdown.

Roberts then found Jerome Cotton in the end zone for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead.

Tigers respond

The Tigers answered with a nine-play drive, capped off by a Javier Howard 1-yard touchdown up the middle.

Howard passed to Caleb Fields for the two-point conversion to tie it up at 8-8.

The Dragons next possession would end with a J'Quantice Hightower interception return back inside the 5-yard line, but a holding penalty would bring it back to midfield.

Two plays later, the Tigers coughed up the ball with Jerome Cotton scooping up the fumble and returning it down to the Tigers 19-yard line.

Penalties and incompletions stalled the Dragons' drive.

Trick play

On a fourth-and-10 play from their own 28-yard line, the Tigers lined up with QB Howard alone in the backfield.

The Dragons were thinking punt, but at the snap, Howard paused long enough to check his receivers and then took off, scampering 72 yards for the score.

The PAT was no good and the Tigers led 14-8.

The Dragons came right back to tie the game as Roberts connected with Darian Burns for a 33-yard gain, and three plays later Roberts found Jack Sensing open for a 45-yard touchdown.

The first half ended with the game still knotted at 14-14 thanks to interceptions by Dickson's Murphree and LMS' Tre Crutcher.

MC owns 2nd half

After a scoreless third quarter, the Tigers started the fourth quarter with a big play to go back on top as Howard connected with D'Andre Brown on a 55-yard touchdown pass to make it 20-14.

The Tigers stopped the Dragons on their next possession and took over, moving deep into Dragon territory on a 33-yard pass from Howard to Ben Taylor.

Two plays later, Brown scored from nine yards out and Howard took a quarterback sneak in for the two-point conversion to make it 28-14.

The Dragons, down by 14, were forced to go to the air with only three minutes left in the game, but the Tigers loaded up their secondary with speed, shutting down the passing game to secure the win.

Offensive Stats


Javier Howard 9/129 yards, 2 TDs,2-pt conv.

D'Andre Brown 12/68 yards, 1 TD

Bennielle Hill 6/16 yards

Caleb Fields 2/9 yards

Trent Richardson 1/8 yards

Kameron Hightower 2/4 yards


Javier Howard 3/7 for 91 yards, 1 INT


D'Andre Brown 1 rec. for a 55-yard TD

Ben Taylor 1 rec. for 33 yards

Caleb Fields 1 rec. for 3 yards and a

2-pt conv.

Defensive Stats


J'Quantice Hightower 4 1 INT

D'Andre Brown 4

Javier Howard 3

Brayden Gentry 2

Donathon Tears 2

Tre Crutcher 1 1 INT

Trent Richardson, Thomas Hawkins, Will

Pigg, Kameron Hightower, Bennielle Hill,

Tre Fields, David Roberts, Harley Hazeltine,

Dathan Achord, Dayveontae Brown,

Dartavious Lyttle and Nathan Fuller -- 1 tackle each.