[CHS-L } TIGERS 62 Kennett 25

  • From: "W. Keith Currie" <wkcurrie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: CHS-list <CHS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:15:08 -0700 (PDT)

October 11, 2013  TIGERS  62  Kennett  25
A beautiful fall night for CHS Homecoming 2013, and the
Tigers jumped out to a huge 1st half lead and coasted to an easy
62-25 win over the Kennett Indians.
I always love Homecoming…it is great to see so many former
CHS students back in Caruthersville.  It is especially fun to see the various 
class years gathering together
to root on their Tigers.  Even more
fun for me this year, as many of my Class of 1983 classmates are home for our
30th reunion!
I have typed a summary of almost every Tiger game since
2003, and I try to put a “biased summary” disclaimer on my summaries.  This one 
is especially biased, as my
daughter, Anne Marie was one of the Homecoming Queen candidates tonight!  
Sireka Brock, Anne Marie, Logan
Darnell, Laiken Duncan and Mason Mansfield were the 5 Queen candidates.   They 
are all lovely girls, each
deserving to be crowned Queen.  We
were pleasantly stunned when Anne Marie was crowned the 2013 CHS Homecoming
Queen prior to the game.  We are so
very proud of Anne Marie!
On to the game…the Indians, sporting new white helmets and
white jerseys with black pants would receive the kick from the Tigers clad in
their all red unis.  The Indians
would not gain a 1st down, and would turn the ball over to the
Tigers on the Indians 31.  A Tiger
holding penalty negated an 18 yard Darrell Monroe run, moving the ball back to
the Indians 41.  On 1st and 20, Tiger QB Tyler Grissom hit Jamal Johnson with a 
perfect 41 yard TD
pass.  Colt Callens added the
PAT.  TIGERS  7 Kennett 0
The Tigers would force a fumble, stifling the Indians next
possession.  Monroe and Grissom
moved the ball with runs of 13, 8, 8, and 8, before Monroe scored from 3 yards
out.  Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  14  Kennett 0
The Indians would answer the Tigers on their next drive as
they moved the ball downfield, mainly on Treyvon Bradford runs, and a nice
Akeem Nelson pass to Antavies Drake covering 31 yards.  Bradford would get the 
Indians on the
board with a 7 yard TD run.  The
2point play failed.  TIGERS  14  Kennett  6
The Tigers would strike back quickly.   Grissom carried for 6 yards.  Then, on 
a beautiful run/pass option
play, Grissom passed to Hunter Trevathan who raced into the endzone for the 43
yard TD reception.  Callens added
the PAT.  TIGERS  21  Kennett 6
The Tigers forced the Indians to punt on their next series,
and the Tigers would start from their own 16.  Grissom ran for 9 yards.  Monroe 
had a simply amazing 60 yard run to the Indians 15,
and an Indian penalty moved the ball to the 10.  Grissom passed to Jamal 
Johnson for an 8 yard gain to the 2,
and then Grissom took it in from there on the next play, ending the 1st 
quarter.  Callens added the
PAT.  TIGERS  28  Kennett  6
The Tigers again forced the Indians to punt after 3 plays,
and the Tiger took over from their own 32.   Rodrick Jones had runs of 14, 1, 
and 17 yards, to the
Indians 36.  A false start penalty
moved the ball back to the 41.  Grissom
passed to Peyton Faulkner for 5 yards.  Jones had a great run of 26 yards to 
the 10.  Grissom took it in from there.  Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  35  
Kennett  6
The Tiger defense would again not allow a first down, and
Kennett punted to the Tigers 30.  The Tigers then used an unusual formation, 
with Monroe alone in the
backfield receiving the snap…it certainly worked as Darrell raced to his left
and then outran every Indian defender 70 yards to the house.  The PAT failed.  
TIGERS  41  Kennett 6
The Indians next drive would end when the Indians failed to
convert on 4th and 2 from the Indians’ 43.  Rodrick Jones raced 35 yards to the 
Indians 8 on 1st down.  Grissom would score from 8
yards out on the next play.  The
PAT failed.  TIGERS  47  Kennett 6
The Indians moved the ball well on Bradford  and Drake runs.  Bradford would 
score on a 5 yard
run.  The 2point play failed.  TIGERS  47  Kennett 12
The Indians executed a perfect deep onside kick, catching
the Tigers napping and would take over at the Tigers’ 26.  Bradford ran for 11 
to the Tigers’
15.  A couple of plays later,
Nelson would pass to Edward Wilson for the 13 yard TD.  2point  conversion 
failed.  TIGERS  47  Kennett 18
The Tigers would recover an onside attempt at midfield.  Grissom dumped a short 
pass to Monroe,
who raced in for the 50 yard TD reception.  The Tigers converted the 2point 
play.  TIGERS  55  Kennett  18
The Indians would run 3 plays before the 1st half
would come to an end.
At halftime, the new Tiger mascot would receive her/his
name….”Big Red”!
The 2nd half would fly by, as the clock would run
continuously.  The Tigers added
their final score on a scintillating 60 yard Jamal Johnson punt return.  
Callens added the PAT.  TIGERS  62  Kennett  18
Kennett’s lone second half score came with just 10 seconds
left in the game when Bradford raced in from 16 yards out.  Bron McPherson 
added the PAT.  TIGERS  62  Kennett  25
FINAL:  TIGERS  62  Kennett  25
The Tigers move to 5-1 on the season.  Kennett falls to 1-6.  
The Tigers will face cross-county rival, the Hayti Indians
next Friday at Hopke Field in the annual Battle of the Bootheel!  Hope to see 
the Hopke Field stands
packed with loud Tigers fans next week!
W. Keith Currie
CHS Class of 1983

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