[CHS-L } Re: TIGERS 26 Charleston 18

  • From: Jennifer Pierce <jennifersellsga@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Friends of CHS <chs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:26:51 -0400

Go Big Red!  We are so proud of your performance.  Thanks, Keith, for
bringing the Tiger highlights to us.  I really enjoy your posts.  You are
so right, "once a Tiger... always a Tiger".

Jennifer Pierce
Class of 1968
On Sep 13, 2013 11:08 PM, "W. Keith Currie" <wkcurrie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 9/13/13  TIGERS  26  Charleston  18
> ** **
> An absolutely, positively gorgeous night at Hopke Field, as the Tigers and
> Blue Jays both hoped that playing on Friday the 13th would not bring them
> bad luck.    The Tigers were clinging to a 7-6 lead at the half, and
> would fall behind in the 3rd quarter 7-12, but answered with 19 4thquarter 
> points to hang on to the win, 26-18.
> ** **
> The Tigers sporting their home red over red uniforms would kick off to the
> white over blue clad Jays.  The Jays completely controlled the line of
> scrimmage and moved the ball deep into Tiger territory, while eating up the
> first 7:10 of the 1st quarter.  The Jays came away with no points as Ryan
> Housman’s 32 yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.   The Tigers used
> the majority of the 4:50 remaining in the first quarter moving the ball
> downfield behind the strong running of Tyler Grissom, Darrell Monroe and
> Jamal Johnson.  However, it was Hunter Trevathan who would get the TD
> call for the Tigers, taking it in from 6 yards out with only 0:13 left in
> the quarter.  Colt Callens added the PAT, giving the Tigers the 7-0 lead.
> ** **
> The Jays Delfincko Bogan took the Tiger kick at the 17, and sprinted 83
> yards for the KOR TD.  The Jays elected to go for 2, but the Tiger
> defense stopped the Jays.  Tigers 7 Jays 6 with 0:01 left in the 1st.
> ** **
> The 2nd quarter would be scoreless, but there was plenty of action as the
> Tigers would push the ball all the way down to the Jays 3…1st and goal
> from the 3, but the Tigers failed to score.  Ironically, the Jays did
> almost the same thing, having a 1st and goal from the Tigers’ 2, but the
> Tiger defense stopped the Jays without scoring.
> ** **
> Tiger fans were hopeful that the 2nd half would start better for the
> Tigers.  Unfortunately, it started much as the 1st half had ended, with
> the Tigers moving the ball to the Jays’ 5 yardline, but the Jays pushed the
> Tigers back, and Bogan ended the Tigers’ threat intercepting a pass.
> ** **
> The Jays then moved the ball all the way down to the Tigers’ 2, and it
> appeared the Tigers would again stuff the Jays, after a Jays penalty moved
> them back to the 12.  However, the Jays Rontavious Clark put the ball
> into the endzone with a nice 12 yard run.  The 2-point attempt failed,
> but the Jays had their 1st lead of the night, 7-12.
> ** **
> So far, neither of the teams had been forced to punt.  That would quickly
> change as the Tigers and Jays exchanged punts on their next possessions as
> the 3rd quarter was coming to an end.
> ** **
> On the last play of the 3rd quarter, Monroe broke loose for a 44 yard run
> to the Jays’ 11 yardline.  It appeared the Tigers may not be able to
> punch it in again, as a false start penalty moved the ball back to the 16.
> Monroe time, as Darrell powered his way through the Jays defense for the
> 16 yard TD.  The PAT failed, giving the Tigers back the lead, 13-12.
> ** **
> The Tiger defense stopped the Jays next drive, forcing a Jays fumble which
> was recovered by Tiger freshman, Jason Jones at the Jays’ 22.  Grissom
> carried for 12 yards to the 10, and then carried again for 8 yards to the 2.
> Monroe dived in from the 2 for the TD.  Callens added the PAT, increasing
> the Tigers’ lead to 20-12.
> ** **
> On the Jays next possession, it appeared the Jays were about to tie the
> game when Robert Bogan broke free and appeared to be gone, but the Tigers
> Jamal Johnson refused to give up and tackled Bogan from behind at the
> Tigers’ 29.  The Jays moved the ball to the Tigers’ 15, but on the next
> play the Tigers forced a fumble which was recovered by the Tigers  at the
> 21 (not sure if it was Thomas Young or Malik Monroe on the recovery).
> ** **
> Several strong runs by Grissom and Monroe moved the ball downfield for the
> Tigers.  Jamal Johnson’s 35 yard TD run was negated by a Tiger holding
> penalty, but even that Tiger mistake would not stop the Tigers on this
> occasion.  Grissom passed to Scotty Adams for 10 yards, and then it was
> Grissom and Monroe sharing the ball until Monroe finally took it in for the
> 24 yard TD.  The PAT failed, but Tiger fans breathed a sigh of relief as
> the Tigers appeared ready to cruise on to the victory, now leading 26-12,
> with only 1:59 left in the game.
> ** **
> Re-enter Delfincko Bogan, as he darted to the right and went 75 yards
> untouched for his 2nd kickoff return for a TD.  The 2-point run was
> strung out and stopped by the Tiger defense.  Tigers  26  Jays  18 with
> 1:48 remaining in the game.
> ** **
> The Jays onside kick attempt only travelled 8 yards, giving the Tigers the
> ball at the Jays 48.
> ** **
> Grissom carried for 2 yards on 1st down.  Timeout Jays.  Monroe carried
> for 1 yard on 2nd down.  Timeout Jays, their last.  If the Jays could
> hold the Tigers on 3rd and 7, they would have a chance to get the ball
> back.  Monroe foiled that plan, carrying for 16 yards, essentially icing
> the victory.  Grissom added another strong 13 yard run, and then took a
> knee twice deep in BlueJay territory and the game ended with the Tigers
> victorious:  26-18.
> ** **
> Again, thanks to Thomas Guest, for a detailed play-by-play, scoring
> summary and stats, here’s how you can do it:
> ** **
> For iPhone/iPad users, download the free app called “HSGC”.  Once
> CARUTHERSVILLE, and then VARSITY.  From there you can click on tonight’s
> game, or a previous 2013 Tiger game.****
> ** **
> On your computer, go to:
> http://www.hsgamecenter.com/missouri/school/caruthersville-tigers/football/varsity/boys
> .****
> ** **
> Another amazing part of this technology is that you can actually “watch”
> the game (play-by-play) as Thomas puts the information in during the game.
> ****
> ** **
> Many, many thanks to Thomas for finding an app that gives us ALL of the
> game information we could ever want!
> ** **
> ** **
> ** **
> Brief synopsis:
> ** **
> The two teams moved the ball well against each other, but both teams had a
> little trouble finishing their drives.  Each team only had 1 punt on the
> night.  The Tigers forced a couple of fumbles stopping two Jays drives.  The
> Jays answered not one, but two Tiger TDs with a kickoff return for a TD.  The
> Tigers showed a balance rushing attack tonight with both Tyler Grissom and
> Darrel Monroe carrying for over 150 yards.
> ** **
> So proud of so many of our young Tigers who played well tonight.  It is
> great to see many sophomores and even a few freshman stepping up to help
> the upper-classmen!  Great job guys!
> ** **
> The Tigers are now 2-1.  The Tigers will be on the road at Dexter to take
> on the Bearcats next Friday night.  Hope a lot of Tiger fans make the
> trip, eat some ribs, and watch the Tigers play for their 3rd win of the
> young season!
> ** **
> Go Tigers Go!!!  Once a Tiger…always a Tiger!!!
> ** **
> W. Keith Currie
> CHS Class of 1983

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