Taming the Tigers
Turnovers, penalties cost Alcovy in region opener
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.
(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.