Previous Tiger Games
Crockett County 37, TIGERS 0
It could have been worse!! Hurricane Bonnie could have come through Alamo. On opening night of the 1998 gridiron season, Crockett County's offense blew threw the Tiger defense like Bonnie did North Carolina in a repeat performance of last year's season opener. The Cavs never gave Halls much hope from the opening drive, holding the Tigers scoreless enroute to a 37-0 triumph. Dante Brown scored his first of four touchdowns on the night on the first drive on a 31-yard scoring strike from the Cavs QB.
Humboldt 48, TIGERS 14
A loss is a loss. But when a young and undermanned Tiger squad can come up with 14 points against a perennially tough Humboldt team, things have to be looking up for HHS. Santez Fisk led the Halls attack by running for 136 yards and scored twice. Despite Fisk's performance, the host Vikings were able to grab a 21-0 lead on the way to a 48-14 victory. The game was the first for both teams in Region 7-AA play. Although Halls was able to put 14 up on the board in the region contest, the Tiger defense was no match for the vaunted Humboldt offensive attack. Along with Fisk's two scores, the Tigers added a two-point conversion with quarterback Eugene Pugh hitting Addison Hansford.
Dyer County 40, TIGERS 12
It's always good to get back home. And for a few exciting minutes, it looked as if the Tigers were glad to be back on home turf. But despite an early lead for Halls in the home opener, the visiting Choctaws of Dyer County were still too powerful for the Tigers. A one-yard plunge by quarterback Eugene Pugh gave the Halls faithful a chance to hope and the Tigers a 6-0 lead with just under five minutes left in the opening stanza. The Tigers had marched straight down the field on the DC defense, chewing up 66 yard of turf. But the Choctaws took any hope of a victory back on the ensuing kickoff on a 90-yard touchdown return. After that the Tigers could muster no offense while the Choctaws were scoring on their next five possessions.