What an awesome game and thanks so much for bringing it to life for those of us who could not attend. It was a Tiger Terrific job by all involved. Go Big Red and good luck on Halloween. I'll be cheering you on in spirit. Jennifer Pierce Class of 1968 On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 3:49 AM, W. Keith Currie <wkcurrie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote: > October 25, 2013 Caruthersville 49 Ste. Genevieve 42 > > A clear but very cold night in Ste. Genevieve (hereinafter referred to as > SG) as our Tigers took on a very tough SG team. Temperatures may have been > in the 30s, but the offenses were on fire in the first half which ended > with the score knotted at 35-35. The defenses warmed up in the 2nd half, > and the 3rd quarter would come to an end with the score tied at 42-42. The > Tigers defense would make a couple of crucial stops in the 4th quarter, > shutting out SG, while the Tiger offense scored the lone TD of the quarter, > winning an amazingly exciting game, 49-42! > > My wife told me almost an hour ago that it is too late to type my summary, > but I just had to type something tonight. Perhaps tomorrow (or later > today, that is) I will add a more detailed summary, but just let me say > "what a game"! > > I should also apologize to the SG fans...my program is out in my car, so I > will just refer to your players by #...no disrespect intended. > > The Tigers just seemed to have no defensive answer to SG's double-tight, > option based offense, as SG methodically moved the ball throughout the 1st > half. But the Tigers answered with big plays. Neither team ever lead by > more than a TD, as the teams literally traded scores throughout the night. > > A lot of offense to follow, but I must first mention defense. SG had the > ball 1st and goal from the Tigers' 10, but the Tigers defense, led by Joey > Middleton, Malik Monroe, Jamal Johnson, Abdul Johnson, Darrell Monroe, > Grant Marshall, and the entire Tigers defense would hold SG without letting > them score. On 4th and goal, it was "P Faulk", Peyton Faulkner, making a > beautiful open field tackle, saving the TD, dropping the SG receiver at the > Tigers 8. > > The Tigers would then strike first on a remarkable 92 yard run by Darrell > Monroe, with 3:23 remaining in the 1st quarter. The PAT failed. Tigers 6 > SG 0 > > SG answered quickly, with #31 scoring with 1:15 left in the first. The > PAT by #9 gave SG a 7-6 lead. > > There would be 8 TDs scored in the 2nd quarter, with each team scoring 4. > > With 11:33 remaining in the 2nd quarter, SG scored #23 getting the TD from > 4 yards out. #9 added the PAT giving SG a 14-6 lead, and causing much > nervousness to the Tigers faithful. > > However, the Tigers answered quickly. Tigers QB Tyler Grissom would rush > for 47 yards down to the SG 9 yardline. Jamal Johnson scored from there > with 10:49 left in the half. Monroe powered his way in for the 2point > conversion, knotting things up at 14-14. > > SG would regain the lead on a 15 yard TD run by #23. #9 added the PAT > giving SG the 14-21 lead. > > Tyler McCaig returned the kickoff to the SG 46. On 1st down, Tyler > Grissom powered his way through the SG defenders and raced 46 yards into > the endzone. Colt Callens added the PAT, tying the game 21-21, with 8:47 > left in the half. > > It took SG forever (ok, only about 4 minutes) to regain the lead, when #23 > scored on a 1 yard run. #9 added the PAT again putting SG in the lead, > 21-28, with 4:17 left in the 2nd. > > The Tigers would start from their own 15 after a touchback on the kickoff, > and then a false start penalty. Monroe carried for 7 yards on 1st > down...and for 78 on 2nd down. A run that you just had to see to believe. > He ran up the middle and was knocked off his feet, flipped over (never > being "down"), raced to the outside, put an old school stiff-arm on a > defender and then outrace everybody to the house. Callens added the PAT, > and again we were tied, 28-28, with 3:31 left in the half. > > SG would respond (thanks to a Tiger offsides penalty giving them a 1st > down on 4th and short), and also assisted by a 31 yard run by #23, and an > 11 yard run by #31. #23 would take it in for the score from 4 yards out, > and #9 added the PAT, again giving SG the lead, 28-35 with just 0:45 left > in the half. > > SG kicked off, with the Tigers receiving the kick and stepping out of > bounds at the Tigers' 15. A Tiger false start penalty moved the ball back > to the 10, and with less than 35 seconds remaining surely the Tigers > couldn't cover the 90 yards to the endzone...or could they? Monroe carried > for 38 yards out to the Tigers' 48. Grissom spiked the ball with 0:22 left > in the half...time for 2 or 3 plays. The Tigers just needed 1 play, as > Grissom threw the ball about 40 yards downfield, where Monroe made an > acrobatic catch, kept his balance and stumbled into the endzone with 0:07 > seconds remaining. Callens added the PAT, knotting it up at 35-35! > > Trevonne Leatherwood's kickoff pinned SG deep in their own territory, SG > took a knee, and a most exciting half of high school football was over. > > It sure looked like the 2nd half was going to pick up right where the 1st > half ended as SG took the kickoff and methodically marched downfield. SG's > QB #11 had the big run of the drive, carrying the ball for 41 yards to the > Tigers' 3 before being knocked out of bounds by Monroe. #31 would take it > in for the score from 3 yards out. #9 added the PAT. SG would lead, but > for the last time, 35-42 with 9:20 left in the 3rd. > > Tyler McCaig put the Tigers in good field position, returning the kick to > the Tigers' 45. Monroe ran for 24 yards. Grissom carried for 8. Rod > Jones ran for 9 yards, and then again for 2 yards. Hunter Trevathan > slipped down for a 1 yard gain. Monroe was then stacked up for a loss of > 2. Grissom would then take it in from 13 yards out. Callens added the > PAT, locking things up, 42-42, with 6:02 to go in the 3rd quarter. From > there on out, the teams would trade a couple of possessions with no scoring. > > The 4th quarter would begin much as the 1st quarter began, with a big > defensive play from the Tigers defense. On 4th and 2, Landon Stricklin > dropped the SG ballcarrier for a 1 yard gain, giving the Tigers the ball. > The Tigers appeared to be poised to take the lead, moving the ball all the > way down to the SG 4 yardline, but a strong SG defense and a costly Tiger > penalty would force the Tigers to give the ball over on downs. > > The Tiger defense would force SG to punt after 3 downs, and the Tigers > would begin from their own 35 yardline, with Monroe on the sideline! > > Rodrick Jones would carry the ball for 12 yards to the 47. Grissom then > carried for 5 yards to the SG 48. Jones moved the ball to the 47. Grissom > then passed to a leaping Colt Callens, for 15 yards to the 32. Jones then > ran for 7 to the 25. Then, on 2nd and 3, Jones raced around the right end > and dived into the endzone, scoring from 25 yards out! Callens added the > PAT, giving the Tigers the lead 49-42 with 3:26 remaining in the game. (Our > first lead since it was 6-0) > > SG moved the ball into Tiger territory quickly, and with 1:29 remaining > had the ball at the Tigers' 28. Malik Monroe forced a SG fumble, causing a > loss of 11 back to the Tigers' 39. Now out of timeouts, SG was forced to > go to the air. It didn't work as SG threw 3 incomplete passes and turned > the ball over on downs with 0:31 left in the game. > > Grissom would take a knee, and the clock would expire. TIGERS 49 Ste. > Genevieve 42---FINAL > > The win pushes the Tigers record to 7-1, and assures them of the #1 seed > in Class 2 District 1, assuring the Tigers homefield advantage at Hopke > Field throughout District Play (the 1st 3 games). > > According to the "official Caruthersville statistician" here are a few > C'ville stats: > Darrell Monroe: > 16 rushes for 270 yards and 2 TDs; > 2 catches for 63 yards and 1 TD; > 1 return for 42 yards. > 375 yards on 19 touches and 3 TDs. > 7 solo tackles; 2 assists; and 1.5 tackles for loss. > > Tyler Grissom had 10 carries for 124 yards and 2 TDs, and the TD pass to > Monroe. > > Rod Jones had 7 carries for 57 yards and 1 TD (the game winner). > > Jamal Johnson had 3 carries for 51 yards and 1 TD. Jamal also had 13 solo > tackles and 6 assists. > > Abdul Johnson had 10 tackles and 8 assists. > > Several great individual efforts and a great win for the Tigers as a team! > > Congratulations to all of the Tigers, and the Tiger coaching staff: Head > Coach Nathan Morgan, Brad Treece, Stacy Bradshaw and Jimmy Jackson. Great, > great job of making the much needed adjustments which allowed to Tigers to > get the W! > > W. Keith Currie > CHS Class of 1983 > -- Jennifer Pierce, Realtor, ABR,CDPE, SRES, e-Pro RE/MAX Town & Country, Canton, GA 770/314-8455 cell; 770/928-4966, X-346 ofc. 888-317-5024 Fax. MailTo:JenniferSellsGa@xxxxxxxxx http://Jennifersellsga.com <http://jennifersellsga.com/> I am NEVER too busy for any of your referrals!