[CHS-L } Re: TIGERS 26 Charleston 18

  • From: "Wilks Robinson" <WRC209@xxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:02:38 -0400

Very good reporting !!



From: chs-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:chs-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of W. Keith Currie
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:08 AM
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Subject: [CHS-L } TIGERS 26 Charleston 18


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 4th quarter 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 


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 downloaded 
then VARSITY.  From there you can click on tonight’s game, or a previous 2013 
Tiger game.


On your computer, go to:   


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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