Dutch­town tops Al­covy 13-10

Turnovers cost Tigers in bid to win third straight

The Covington News - - News - By Josh Briggs

If Al­covy could have a do-over, chances are the Tigers would gladly take one af­ter Fri­day night’s 13-10 loss to Dutch­town at Sharp Sta­dium.

With 14 sec­onds re­main­ing in the game, the Tigers (3-3, 2-2 Re­gion 4AAAA) botched the snap and missed a have sent the game into over­time.

In re­al­ity, Al­covy was for­tu­nate to even have the late op­por­tu­nity to tie. The Tigers turned the ball over three times, in­clud­ing a fum­ble on thier open­ing drive and had two big penal­ties with the ball on Dutch­town’s 35-yard line that killed a po­ten­tial scor­ing drive.

Al­covy coach Kirk Hoff­man didn’t mince words af­ter the game.

“We weren’t ready to play,” he said. “That’s my fault, bot­tom line. We weren’t ready to play my fault.”

- ing pos­ses­sion when the cen­ter snapped the ball over quar­ter­back Rod Tolen’s head and Dutch­town re­cov­ered it deep in Al­covy ter­ri­tory.

The Tigers’ de­fense held and Al­covy di­verted dis­as­ter af­ter Dutch­town dropped a touch­down pass and kicker Ryan Kay

Al­covy took its next drive down the

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

Down on thier luck: Gary Wilkins bends over near mid­field af­ter Al­covy failed to get off the po­ten­tial game-ty­ing field goal near the end of reg­u­la­tion dur­ing the Tigers' 13-10 loss to Dutch­town. Wilkins and the Tigers will have two weeks to pre­pare for a trip to Ola as Al­covy heads into its bye-week.

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