[CHS-L } Re: TIGERS 63 Dexter 13

  • From: "Brett Lee" <bokchoi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:01:10 -0700

Thanks so much Keith!

Go Tigers!
Brett Lee '81


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Of W. Keith Currie
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:34 PM
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Subject: [CHS-L } TIGERS 63 Dexter 13


September 20, 2013  TIGERS  63  Dexter  13


A wet and rainy night in Dexter couldn’t slow down the Tigers as they “reigned” 
down on Bearcats, cruising to a much easier than expected 63-13 win in SEMO 
Central Conference play.


The Tigers, wearing their road white jerseys and red pants and helmets kicked 
off to the Bearcats, clad in reddish/black jerseys and black pants and helmets. 
 On the first play from scrimmage, Tiger Colt Callens set the tone for the 
night, sacking Dexter’s QB for a 5 yard loss.  The Bearcats, assisted by a 
Tiger penalty, would gain a 1st down on a nice pass play, but would ultimately 
punt to the Tigers 15.  


Darrell Monroe would then set the tone for the Tiger offense, breaking loose 
for a 30 yard gain on the Tigers’ first offensive play.  The Bearcat defense 
then stiffened, and forced the Tigers to punt.  On the Bearcats’ ensuing 
possession, the Tiger defense would force their first of six turnovers on the 
night, when Landon Stricklin recovered the Bearcat fumble at the Tigers 41.


Monroe would cover the 59 yards to the endzone on first down.  Callens PAT 
attempt was just wide to the right, but the Tigers had the lead, 6-0, with 5:26 
remaining in the first quarter.  That would open a “floodgate” of Tiger scoring 
in the first half.


Tiger QB Tyler Grissom hit Jamal Johnson with a beautiful 25 yard TD pass, 
which Jamal high-pointed with a great catch.  Monroe added the 2-point run, 
increasing the Tiger lead to 14-0 with 2:53 remaining in the first.  


The Tiger defense would get their 2nd takeaway of the night when “Birthday Boy” 
Joey Middleton recovered a Bearcat fumble at the Tigers 44.  The Tigers again 
capitalized on the Bearcat mistake, again scoring on the very next play as 
Monroe broke loose for a 56 yard TD run.  Callens booted the PAT.  Tigers 21  
Dexter 0 with 1:23 left in the first quarter.


The next Tiger possession showed that the Tigers have numerous weapons.  Jamal 
Johnson had a 20 yard run, Rod Jones had a 28 yard run, Grissom completed 
passes to Jones and Adbul Johnson, and Grissom had a powerful run of 10 yards, 
setting up Monroe’s 2 yard TD run.  Callens added the PAT, increasing the Tiger 
lead to 28-0 with 6:26 left in the half.


Jamal Johnson would end the Bearcats next possession with an interception, but 
just 2 plays later, the Tigers returned the favor, fumbling the ball back over 
to the Bearcats.  It was the Bearcats who would take advantage of the turnover 
this time.  Peyton Pollack passed to DJ Dowdy for a 16 yard TD.  Makayla 
Waldner added the PAT (and added HER name to Tiger football history as the 
first female ever scoring a point against the Tigers), cutting the Tigers’ lead 
to 28-7, with only 1:28 remaining in the half.


The Tigers would make excellent use of the remaining 1:28, recovering the 
kickoff at their own 40, and then Monroe scored his 4th TD racing 60 yards to 
the endzone.  Callens added the PAT adding to the Tigers’ lead, 35-7, with 
still 1:08 remaining.


On the Bearcats 2nd play, the Tigers again forced a fumble with Landon 
Stricklin getting the ball again for the Tigers.  Grissom then carried for 12 
yards, and again for 8 yards.  Monroe would get into the endzone for his 5th TD 
of the half, from 17 yards out.  Callens boomed the PAT, putting the Tigers in 
complete control, 42-7 with 0:14 left in the half.


One last Tiger highlight remained in the half as Rod Jones ended the half with 
an interception.


Did I mention Rod Jones having a highlight to end the 1st half?  Well he began 
the 2nd half with an even bigger highlight, receiving the kickoff at the 17 
Jones raced to the left, then cut all the way back across the field to the 
right and outran all Bearcat defenders for an absolutely gorgeous 83 yard 
kickoff return for touchdown.  Callens tacked on the PAT increasing the Tigers’ 
lead to 49-7 with 11:38 remaining in the 3rd quarter.


A running clock was welcomed by the fans as the intensity of the rain would 
increase during the 2nd half.  The Tigers would add another score when Grissom 
powered his way right up the middle for a 16 yard TD run.  Callens added the 
PAT, 56-7. 


Another birthday present for 18 year old Joey Middleton, as he ended the 
Bearcats next possession with an interception.  As the 3rd quarter came to an 
end, the Tiger starters finally were allowed to take a rest…except for QB 
Grissom, who had one play in the 4th quarter.  Grissom found Daniel Fugate, and 
Fugate made a Bearcat defender miss and then raced into the endzone for a 45 
yard TD (I think his first varsity TD)!  Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  63  
Dexter  7 with 11:46 left in the game.


The Bearcats would mount a final drive, and DJ Dowdy scored on a 4 yard run.  
Waldner’s PAT was no good.  TIGERS  63   Dexter  13


Tigers Xavier Williams and Lamonte Bell both got a couple of carries as the 
clock was running out.  Bell ended the game with a nice 13 yard run.


The Tigers have now won 3 in a row after having started their season with a 
loss to Mountain View-Birch Tree Liberty, pushing their record to 3-1.  For 
those of you who don’t like the “point system” employed by MSHSAA in ranking 
the teams in each district…the Tigers are currently 2nd in the Class 2 District 
1 standings…behind 1st place Malden, who the Tigers beat 32-7 at Malden 2 weeks 
ago!  ;-)  The standings are really not that important as all 8 teams in the 
District will have their shot at the title!


I was curious about the history of this series.  The Tigers and Bearcats first 
met in 1920, with the Tigers winning 18-0.  With tonight’s win, the series is 
in favor of the Bearcats, 32-42 and 2 ties.


Just a couple of statistical highlights:  Grissom had 2 TD passes (to Jamal 
Johnson and to Daniel Fugate) and no INTs, and rushed 12 times for 80 yards and 
a TD.  Monroe carried 13 times for 274 yards and 5 TDs.  Rod Jones carried 3 
times for 43 yards…and had an 83 yard KOR for TD.  The Tigers won the turnover 
battle, causing 6 and only giving up the ball one time.


The Tigers will travel to New Madrid County Central next Friday night, to take 
on an Eagles squad that seems to be getting better as the season unfolds, 
having beaten Charleston tonight, 22-8.  Hopefully it will be a better night 
for many Tiger fans to make the short trip up I-55 to support our Red and White 


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!





W. Keith Currie

CHS Class of 1983 

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