The Tigers kicked off the 2013 with a three team jamboree this past Friday night. The Tigers took on St. Joe and Vernon.
In the first half, the Tigers took on the Sharks and won, 20-7. The offensive line played pretty well overall and allowed our backs room to roam. We did not punt in the entire half and had one turnover that St. Joe converted into their only score of the night. The defense played well against the Sharks. Also on a good note, we had only one penalty against St. Joe for the half.
In the final half of the night, we took on the Vernon Yellow Jackets. The Tigers came out on top with a score of 14-0. We scored on a pass play on the first play from scrimmage then added another early in the second quarter. On the night we were 4 out of 5 on extra points. Overall for the first night out I thought we played good on the defensive side not allowing a score in either half. On offense we have a lot to clean up. The biggest being not fumbling the football after contact. We had several fumbles on the night that stopped scoring drives and gave the opponents life. We have to correct that problem.
This week we turn our focus the the Walton County Braves. Walton is a class 4A school in DeFuniak Springs. They will be a very tough opponent to open the season. We will have to play very well in all phases of the game to have a chance to win this game. We play on the road with a 7:00 kickoff. Hope you can make the trip and cheer on the Tigers!! See you in Walton County Friday night!! GO, TIGERS!!!
The JV Tigers will host Chipley this Thursday evening. This will be the first JV game of the season. Kickoff will be at 6:00.