Makes Big Comeback against Overton County
The Macon County Jr. High Tigers was defeated by the Eagles of Westmoreland by a score of 16 - 12 Tuesday, August 28 at the Pat Parker Memorial Field.
After the crowning of Homecoming Queen Amy Spears by Chase Greenhalgh and Dallas Grace, the Macon County Jr. High Tigers football game got underway with the Eagles drawing first blood with a 54 yard touchdown by WHS Jordan Champion in the first quarter making the score 8 - 0.
With 2:28 left in the first period, MCJHS Landon Hassard scored a 4 run touchdown on an excellent 11 yard drive by the Tigers, with the extra point failing, making the score 8 - 6, Tigers trailing.
Going into the second half, Dallas Grace completed an eleven yard touchdown, Tigers now up over the Eagles 12 - 8.
The Tigers did a lot of things right in the second half, but made one mistake when WJHS intercepted a pass and returned for a 54 yard touchdown making the score 16 - 12.
Even at that, the Tigers were backed up in their own 10 yard line to start the drive, they got to the three yard line with an excellent chance to win the football game with 48 seconds left on the clock. Grace made an excellent pass down the middle to receiver Tyler Manning and at the last second, Westmoreland defenders blocked Manning's view and the ball went incomplete as 3 seconds remained on the clock.
Jr. High Tiger stats
Rushing: Landon Hassard....10 carries....83 yards
Dallas Grace........16 carries....58 yards
Receiving: Jacob McClard....3 catches.....27 yards
Garrett Crowe......5 catches.....65 yards
Tyler Manning.....4 catches.....51 yards
Jacob Salyer.........3 catches.....10 yards
Passing: Dallas Grace completed 15 of 21
attempts for 153 yards
MCJHS Makes Comeback against Livingston
By Misty McFerrin
The MCJHS Tigers entered a tough week as two games were played in the same week, with only one day to recuperate. None of this mattered as the Tigers went into to play against Overton County crushing them in the end by a score of 20 - 6. The Tigers evened up their season record of 2 - 2.
Jr. High Tiger stats
Rushing: Landon Hassard......8 carries..150 yards......... 2 touchdowns
Dallas Grace...........8 carries...54 yards...1 touchdown
Aaron Carter...........2 carries...12 yards
Garrett Crowe........2 carries...8 yards
Andrew Garcia.......1 carry... - 5 yards
Chase Greehalgh......2 yards in a 2 pt.
Receiving: Jake Salyer......5 catches... 43 yards
Tyler Manning......2 catches.......32 yards
Passing: Dallas Grace....10 of 20 attempts for 112 yards
The Jr. High Tigers will travel to Trousdale County September 11.