On Friday, September 16, the MCHS Tiger football team travelled to Maplewood High School for their matchup with the Panthers. The Tigers won the coin toss and elected to receive.
In the first quarter, Seth Carlisle scored the first Tiger touchdown within 1.5 minutes of the game starting. A two point conversion attempt was no good, making the score 6-0 Tigers. Minutes later, Maplewood answered back with a touchdown of their own. Their extra point attempt was no good, tying the score at 6, and that was the score through the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter, Ryan Carver recovered a fumble by Maplewood within the first few seconds of the quarter. However, the Tigers had to settle for a field goal on that possession. A successful field goal attempt by Joey Medrano made the score 9-6 Tigers. The Panthers were able to sneak by the Tiger defense and score another touchdown. Their two point conversion attempt was no good, making the score 9-12 Maplewood, and that was the score going into halftime.
There wasn’t much action in the third quarter, other than a Maplewood touchdown followed by a two point conversion, making the score 9-20 Panthers.
In the fourth quarter, Michael Tirjan was able to get past the Panthers and score another Tiger touchdown. Tanner Cleary then scored a two point conversion for the Tigers, making the score 17-20, Maplewood. Maplewood followed the Tiger touchdown with a touchdown of their own. Their two point conversion attempt was no good due to the receiver stepping out of bounds, making the score 17-26, Maplewood. The Tiger offense struggled to find the endzone again, giving the ball back to Maplewood. The Panthers scored another touchdown, but their extra point attempt was no good, making the score 17-32. In the last minute of the fourth quarter, Maplewood recovered a fumble and ran it into the endzone for another touchdown. The Panthers’ two point conversion attempt was no good, making the score 17-38, and that was the final score.
The Tigers now have an overall record of 3-2, and a Region record of 0-2. The Tigers will host DeKalb County on Friday, September 23, in the 2016 homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm.
The Macon County Times would also like to congratulate Quarterback Seth Carlisle for being selected as the Tennessee Titans’ Titan Up Player of the Week for Week 4. Seth rushed for 217 yards on 19 carries, scoring six touchdowns in the Tigers’ 62-42 win over Jackson County last week. Seth also returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown and forced a fumble. Carlisle also received this significant honor last season as well. Congratulations, Seth!
Reach Logan Horn at 615-666-2440.