[CHS-L } Re: TIGERS 49 Ste. Genevieve 42

  • From: Lane Whitehead <lane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "<chs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <chs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 14:21:26 +0000

Your wife was right - so late! But it sounds like an incredible game!  It is 
fun to read about the kids of my high school friends! Thanks again

Lane Southern Whitehead
(901) 634-0391

On Oct 26, 2013, at 2:50 AM, "W. Keith Currie" 
<wkcurrie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto: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 

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 
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

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