TIGERS

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may have let up, but Al­covy’s rush­ing re­lent­less rush­ing at­tack con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the Mus­tangs’ front line. On the

- ond half, Out­law broke a 45yard touch­down run to ex­tend Al­covy’s lead to 25-0. Even when Hoff­man took out his starters, the Tigers’ re­serves con­tin­ued to chew up yardage on the ground.

Fresh­man run­ning back Trey Sor­rells, who may have earned more touches this week in prac­tice, car­ried the ball four times for 64 yards in­clud­ing a 33-yard touch­down to ex­tend Al­covy’s lead to 31-0 with 7:29 to go in the third pe­riod.

“I tried not to make it look bad,” Hoff­man said. “I played a lot of kids tonight. I played two fresh­man run­ning backs and we went with three quar­ter­backs. But I’m re­ally proud of the kids. We re­ally needed this win.”

DeVon Ed­wards had a nice night on the ground and he too got in on the big play bar­rage when he broke a 65-yard touch­down late in the game.

Al­covy’s de­fense forced two turnovers and played solid all night. Ola moved the ball in- side the Tigers’ 5-yard line twice but came away empty each time.

“We made some mis­takes that hurt us, but those goal line stands were huge,” Hoff­man said.

Out­law’s mon­ster night could have been 110 times bet­ter had he not had runs of 45 and 65 yards called back for hold­ing penal­ties. Those were about the only mis­takes the Tigers made.

“With three games to go and you’re still in the play­off hunt, you have to be happy with that,” Hoff­man said. “I told the kids the other day that three years ago when the school opened or even two years ago, not a lot of peo­ple thought we would be where we are right now so I feel good about that. But we still have a ways to go.”

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