[CHS-L } TIGERS 60 Malden 18

  • From: "W. Keith Currie" <wkcurrie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: CHS-list <CHS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:53:30 -0800 (PST)

November 11, 2013   TIGERS  60  Malden  18
For a nice change, an absolutely gorgeous November night at
Hopke Field in Caruthersville as the Tigers played host to the Green Wave of
Malden for the 2013 Class 2 District 1 Championship.  For the 6th year in a 
row, and the 10th time in the last 11 years, the Caruthersville Tigers are the 
Class 2 District 1
Champions, winning in convincing fashion over the Green Wave, TIGERS 60  Malden 
The Tigers, clad in their all red home uniforms would kick
off to the Green Wave, clad in white jerseys and gold pants.  The Wave would 
gain one first down
before being forced to punt.  The
Tigers dominated all aspects of the game…including special teams.  The Tigers 
were able to tackle the
Malden punter before he could get off the kick, giving the Tigers the ball at 
Malden 45 yard line.
Rod Jones, starting in place of Darrell Monroe, would carry
for 8 yards.  Then Tyler Grissom
hit Jamal Johnson with a short pass, and Jamal had an amazing run before
finally being dragged down at the Malden 1.  Grissom would score from the 1 on 
the next play.  Colt Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  7  Malden  0 with 7:25 
left in the 1st.
Malden would answer quickly.  Starting from their own 35, Nick Thompson carried 
for 5
yards.  Jeremy Jones would then
break loose for a 39 yard run, to the Tigers 21, and on the next play Thompson
would score from 21 yards out.  The
Tigers stopped the 2 point run attempt.  TIGERS  7  Malden  6 with 6:23 left in 
the 1st.
The Tigers were able to move the ball on their next drive,
with nice runs by Jones and Hunter Trevathan, but a Tiger penalty ultimately
forced the Tigers to punt.  Colt
Callens did his job well, pinning Malden at their own 6.
Again, it didn’t take Malden long to move the ball 94 yards
downfield.  Dremond Robinson
carried for 18 yards, and then again for 48.  Thompson had carries for 9, 11, 
and then from 8 yards out
for the TD.  The Tigers defense
stopped Thompson on the 2point attempt, but Malden had snatched the lead from
the Tigers, TIGERS  7  Malden 12 with 1:23 left in the 1st.
Trevathan would return the kick to the Tigers 34.  Jones carried for 20 yards 
to the
Malden 46.  Jamal Johnson then ran
for 20 yards.  Grissom then ran for
23 yards to the Malden 3.  The
Malden defense then stiffened and stuffed the Tigers on 3 consecutive running
plays.  On 4th and goal
from the 2, the Tigers asked Callens to kick a 19 yard field goal.  Callens 
answered, splitting the
uprights from the left hashmark.  TIGERS  10  Malden  12  10:33 left
in the 1st half.
Robinson had a carry for 9 yards, and then for 7 yards,
before the Tiger defense stiffened, forcing a Malden punt.  Another punting 
mishap for Malden when
the snap sailed over the punters head, giving the Tigers the ball at the Malden
The Tigers capitalized on the mistake quickly, as Grissom
scored on a 14 yard run.  Grissom
would also add a 2point run, giving the Tigers a lead they would never
relinquish, TIGERS  18  Malden  12 with 7:05 left in the half.
Another special teams mistake, as Malden fumbled the
kickoff, giving the ball back to the Tigers in Malden territory.  Nice runs by 
Jones, Trevathan and Jamal
Johnson would set up Grissom’s 8 yard TD run.  Trevathan would get the 2point 
run.  TIGERS  26  Malden  12 with 5:10 left in the 2nd.
The teams would trade a couple of possessions before the
half would come to an end with the Tigers clinging to a 26-12 lead.
Abdule Johnson had a nice kickoff return, giving the Tigers
the ball at the Malden 48 to start the 2nd half.  Jones carried for 4  yards.  
Grissom then passed to Jamal Johnson for 10 yards.  Jamal would then have a 10 
rush.  Grissom ran for 4, and then
for 6.  Grissom would then fake
another run and pass to Callens for a 14 yard TD.  Callens’ PAT was no good, 
but the Tigers increased their
lead to 32-12 with 8:36 left in the 3rd quarter.
Malden would answer the Tigers score quickly, as Robinson
broke loose for a 50 yard carry, and then would score on a 2 yard run.  The 
2point pass play failed.  TIGERS  32  Malden  18.
The Tigers returned the kickoff to their own 30.  It took the Tigers 10 plays 
to cover
the 70 yards, with an even mix of running and passing.  Trevathan would get the 
TD call for the
Tigers, from 9 yards out.  Callens
added the PAT.  TIGERS  39  Malden 18 with 2:37 left in the 3rd.
Malden would get the ball down to the Tigers 13 yardline on
their next drive, before turning the ball over on downs.  A Tiger penalty moved 
the ball back to
the Tigers own 4.  Not a
problem…just give it to Jamal Johnson, watch him break a tackle, make a cut,
and race 96 yards to the HOUSE.  Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  46  Malden  18 
with 8:52 left in the game.
The Tiger defense would stuff Malden, with Landon Stricklin
and Malik Monroe each registering a tackle for loss forcing a Malden punt,
giving the Tigers the ball at the Tigers 40.  The Tigers were also unable to 
keep the chains moving and
punted back to Malden.  Malden
threw three incomplete passes, and then yet, another special teams
mistake….punting the ball to Jamal Johnson.  The punt was a high spiraling punt 
which drove Jamal back to
his own 40, where he would catch the ball, make  a beautiful move and simply 
outrun the Malden coverage team
to the endzone.  Callens added the
PAT.  TIGERS  53  Malden  18
The Tiger score started the dreaded “Turbo Clock” with 3:22
remaining.  Malden threw a couple
of incomplete passes, and then Tiger Peyton Faulkner picked off a pass at the
Tigers 27 and returned it 73 yards for the TD!  Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  
60  Malden 18 with just 0:09
remaining.  The Tigers kickoff
would end the game.
FINAL:  TIGERS  60  Malden  18
The Tigers win pushes their season record to 10-1, with the
lone loss being to #1 ranked Mountain View Liberty in week 1.  MVL also won 
their District
Championship tonight…congrats guys!
There are now only 8 teams left in Class 2.  On our side of the bracket:  
TIGERS; Lutheran North, Mountain View
Liberty, and Lamar.  TIGERS will
travel to the St. Louis area to play Lutheran North.   2-time
defending Missouri champs, Lamar will travel to Mountain View.
The Tigers will travel to the St. Louis area and play
Lutheran North Saturday afternoon.  The Tigers hope to use an extra day to get 
everybody healthy!  I certainly expect to see another great
crowd of Tiger fans, as we again travel to the Gateway City for another tough
quarterfinal battle.  Safe travels
to all!
W. Keith Currie
CHS Class of 1983

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