Tigers rebound, win 48-6

Published 11:59 pm Friday, October 15, 2010

HEADLAND- The Straughn Tigers had no problems against the Rams here Friday night.

Straughn came into the contest looking to bounce back following a disappointing loss last week to the Andalusia Bulldogs, and they were quick about it. The Tigers roared out of the gate, scoring on their first drive in only three plays with Zack Turvin racing 63 yards for the first touchdown and an early 7-0 lead.

Straughn’s second possession saw the Tigers finish in the end zone again, this time behind the legs of senior quarterback Josh Dewrell as he scampered 15 yards to put the Tigers up 13-0.

The Tiger defense came up with an impressive goal line stand to keep the Rams off the scoreboard in the first half.

Following the goal line stand, Dewrell was able to finish off the Tigers’ next drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. Following the two-point conversion, the Tigers held a 21-0 lead.

The Rams’ didn’t fare well with their next possession, either. With the ball on their own 4, the Ram center snapped the ball over the quarterback’s head and into the end zone where Tigers Michael Tran recovered the ball for the touchdown, giving the Tigers a 28-0 lead.

The Tigers’ defense came up with another big play the following possession by picking up a Ram fumble and returning it to the 1-yard line, where Dewrell finished it off with a 1-yard run to give the Tigers a 35-0 halftime lead.

When the second half got under way the Tiger defense picked right back up where it left off, shutting the Rams offense down on their first possession.

After the stop the Tigers marched straight down the field to put in yet another touchdown to give the Tigers a 41-0 lead.

The Rams did manage to finally put some points on the board in the final quarter as Rams quarterback found his man in the corner of the end zone.

The Tigers finished up with Taylor Messick running the ball 8 yards for a touchdown to give the Tigers a final score of 48-6.

With the win the Tigers improve to 8-1.

“ We could have gone either way this week with the boys being off school Monday, but they came in and had great practices all week and it really showed tonight,” head coach Trent Taylor said.

The Tigers finished the game with 41 rushes for 365 yards with the defense only giving up 43 yards on the ground and 143 in the air.

Straughn is at home against Ashford next week.