Florala comes up short

Published 12:03 am Friday, October 14, 2011

Patty Vaughan

The Greenville Advocate

Offense was the name of the game as McKenzie beat Florala 48-28 Thursday night.

The Tigers started off strong storming down the field scoring in just four plays to take a quick 8-0 lead.

The Tiger defense was in full force, stopping Florala before the McKenzie offense added a second touchdown with about five minutes left in the first quarter.

After a failed fourth-and-one attempt by the Wildcats, it seemed there was no stopping the Tigers. With nine minutes left in the half, the Tigers opened the gap making it 20-0.

However, with a change of possession, the Wildcats gained some steam and scored on a six-minute, 12-play drive to trim the Tigers’ lead to 20-7. Early in the second half, the Wildcats scored again, closing the gap to 20-14.

McKenzie’s Ty Adams added a score to give the Tigers some breathing room and a 26-14 lead.

Trailing 34-14, and with the help of a successful onside kick, Florala was able to score two touchdowns making it 34-28 closing in on McKenzie in the fourth quarter.

McKenzie added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter making the final score 48-28.

Patty Vaughan

The Greenville Advocate