Al­covy falls to Mt. Zion, 3-3 in re­gion

The Covington News - - News -

JONES­BORO — The Mt. ZionJones­boro Bull­dogs hosted the Al­covy Tigers at Tara Sta­dium Fri­day night in a game with strong re­gional im­pli­ca­tions. The Tigers (4-4, 3-3 Re­gion 4-AAAA) had their sights set on tak­ing third place in the re­gion, but it was the Bull­dogs (63, 5-2) who moved into sec­ond with a 32-15 victory. Few fans were cheer­ing on ei­ther side of the sta­dium in the rain and bit­ter cold, and it was a rocky start for both teams with the weather seem­ingly hav­ing neg­a­tive ef­fects early on. Al­covy coach Kirk Hoff­man didn't think the weather could be blamed for his team's per­for­mance. "Two teams had to play in the same con­di­tions," Hoff­man said. "Peo­ple want to use the weather, but you still have to snap the foot­ball, run, tackle, and play de­fense and of­fense." Af­ter a few slip­pery in­com­plete passes and quick turnovers on both sides, the Bull­dogs scored when Josh King slipped past the Tigers' de­fense, mak­ing the score 7-0. But the Tigers re­fused to be out­done. Rod Tolen car­ried the ball 46 yards to the 26-yard line, giv­ing Malachi Out­law the chance to score with 50 sec­onds left in the quar­ter. At the end of the first quar­ter the Tigers and the Bull­dogs had proved

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