Tam­ing the Tigers

Turnovers, penal­ties cost Al­covy in re­gion opener

The Covington News - - Nfl football local sports sports -

The Al­covy Tigers dropped their first re­gion game of the sea­son against the North Clay­ton Ea­gles 2114 Fri­day at Homer Sharp Sta­dium.

Penal­ties played a tremendous part in the Tigers’ demise. Al­covy took a 7-0 lead early in the first quar­ter on a 93-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn by Nick Wil­son.

It ap­peared that North Clay­ton (2-1 over­all, 1-0 Re­gion 4-AAAA) would be in for a long night when they fum­bled on their own 30 yard line and Bryan Daniel re­cov­ered the loose ball to give Al­covy good field po­si­tion and an op­por­tu­nity to go two touch­downs ahead.

How­ever, Al­covy (1-2, 0-1) squan­dered its chance, go­ing three-andout, but the de­fense came right back to do the same to the Ea­gles.

When Al­covy went back on of­fense, North Clay­ton’s Sedrick Sin­gle­tary picked off a P.J. Thomp­kins pass at the Al­covy 21.

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

(Above) Al­covy de­fen­sive end Matt Gun­nells (44) lays a hit in the sec­ond quar­ter of Satur­day's 2114 loss to North Clay­ton at Sharp Sta­dium. (Be­low) Rod Tolen punches it in the end zone from 1-yard out to tie the game at 14. North Clay­ton would re­turn the en­suig kick­off for the game-winning touch­down.

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