2017-08-24 / Sports

Young Tigers travel to Warren Co. but fall short in loss to Screamers

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger football team got its 2017 season underway on the road last Wednesday against the Warren County Screaming Devils but came up short 16-0.

Warren County elected to receive and the Tigers kicked off to the Devils to start the game. The Devils started their drive on the 38 yard line but the Tigers held their own, and stopped the drive.

The Devils turned it over on downs and the Tiger offense took over. The Tigers went three-andout and had to punt. When the Devils took over, their offense drove the ball 68 yards for a touchdown. With the two-point conversion, the score was 8-0.

When the Tigers received the ball on the ensuing kickoff, they managed to get a couple of first downs but then had to turn it over again on downs.

The Devils got the ball back with 1:38 left in the half and broke a long 48-yard run for another touchdown. They went for another two-point conversion and made it. That put Warren Co. up 16-0.

The Tigers took the ball again and got three first downs before the half ran out.

Starting the second half, the Tigers received the ball and had a great return to the Devils’ 29 yard-line. But W-W stalled with a couple of penalties, and they turned the ball over on downs again. After that, the game went back and forth with neither offense producing anything and the game ended at 16-0.

“The Tiger offense just could not get anything started. It was just too many dropped passes and mistakes,” Coach Tommy Saggus said. “The defense was not aggressive enough and did not attack the Devils. On the positive side, however, the young Tigers played hard and everything else can be fixed.”

The Tigers next game was Wednesday, August 23, in Lincoln County but was incomplete at the time this newspaper was printed.

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