Tigers look for another strong performance

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 13, 2015

1113-spt-SHSThe Straughn Tigers (5-5) are excited to be at home tonight for their second round playoff game against the Munford Lions (8-3).

This will be the first ever meeting between the Tigers and the Lions.

“I expect a hard-fought game from both teams,” Straughn head coach Chris Wilson said.

Munford finished in third-place in Class 4A, Region 3 and knocked off No. 8-ranked W.S. Neal last week in the opening round of the playoffs, 20-0.

Straughn finished fourth-place in Region 2 and traveled to Centreville last Thursday for the opening round of the playoffs where they eliminated the No. 7-ranked Bibb County Choctaws from the playoffs with a 7-6 victory.

Munford has been a high-scoring offensive team this season with 404 points scored in 11 games. The Lions’ defense has allowed 259 points this season.

Straughn comes in scoring 198 points in 10 games and the Tigers have given up 193 points on defense.

Coming into the game, Munford has won six-straight games since they started the season 2-3. The third game of the season, Munford beat No. 2-ranked Leeds 49-48 in overtime.

The Tigers enter the contest having won four or their last five games, with the only loss coming in 14-13 game against No. 4-ranked Andalusia. All five of Straughn’s losses this season have come to playoff bound teams, and four of the five teams have made it into the second round of the playoffs.

Kickoff between the Tigers and the Lions will be at 7, tonight at Tiger Stadium.