NEXT GAME: vs. Union City|
Fri., Sep. 18, 7:30 p.m. (Region 7-AA Game)
LAST GAME: Dyer County 40, TIGERS 12
Tigers Take Early Lead,
Choctaws Scalp Hosts In End
It's always good to get back home. And for a few exciting minutes on Friday night, 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, winning 40-12. Halls slips to 0-3 with the loss. 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. The halftime score was 34-6 in Dyer County's favor.
Tigers Score, Vikes Soar
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. Humboldt leads the region with Union City at 1-0 each, while the Tigers joined Trenton Peabody in the cellar at 0-1. Gibson County has yet to hit the field in region competition. 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.
Cavs Rip Tigers In Opener
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.