Red Level falls to Samson

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2011

Red Level took another tough loss Friday night, falling to Samson 31-0 in region action.

RLS head football coach Tony Ingram said despite the loss, his defense played better with the help of freshman middle linebacker O’Brien Carthen, who led with 11 tackles.

“It sounds probably crazy, but our defense played really well,” Ingram said. “Offensively, we were incapable of doing anything. There were glimpses of good things that happened.”

The Tigers (1-5, 1-3 in Class 2A, Region 2) trailed 10-0 at halftime.

“The kids played hard,” Ingram said.

RLS was without offensive playmaker Raheem Bullock for the game, but James Feagin stepped in and paced the Tigers with 75 yards rushing.

Troy Nolen saw action at defense for his first time for the Tigers.

Red Level will hit the road again next week to play Highland Home. Kick off is slated for 7 p.m.