Varsity Football Defeats Bowden


Hank Crawford , Reporter

A huge second half comeback helped the Varsity Football team rally back from behind in the first half to pick up a big region win on the road against Bowdon; 43-21

A slow start to the game put the Tigers in a hole in the first half. Bad execution and missed opportunities were a big problem for the Tigers starting the game.

“It had a rough start,” sophomore quarterback Griffin Brewster said. “We weren’t playing like we were coached to play.”

But some crucial momentum swinging plays at the start of the third quarter like Griffin Brewster’s touchdown throw to Casey Gunn, helped the Tigers mount a strong second half comeback which led them to their huge margin of victory.

“We ended up coming together at half time and finished the game strong,” Brewster said.

Highlights included a big throw from Brewster to Casey Gunn, Ezra Barnette’s fumble recovery, and a huge game by senior running back and cornerback Tijai Whatley.

Whatley picked up 289 yards, four touchdowns, and a one handed interception that would help spring the tigers to their 22 point victory over the Red Devils.

“They came out strong and beat us in every aspect of the game, but when we came out in the second half we were playing much better,” Whatley said.

Next week the Tigers have a huge region game against rival Mt. Zion by the lakeside. The Tigers look to get revenge on the Eagles who beat them in triple overtime at Mt. Zion last year.