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wide­out K.J. Smith for a 43-yard bomb that pushed the Pan­thers deep into Al­covy ter­ri­tory.

Perry made it to Al­covy’s 1-yard line, but, the Tigers' de­fense held and made a goal-line stand that forced Perry to kick a 29yard field goal with two min­utes left in the first quar­ter.

Al­covy’s de­fense also showed its skills with less than one minute left in the first half. Perry looked to get a score be­fore half, but the Pan­thers' of­fense back­fired, as Griger threw an in­ter­cep­tion to Al­covy de­fen­sive back Robert Bullard. Bullard re­turned the er­rant pass 30 yards for an Al­covy touch­down, push­ing the Tigers' lead to 14-3 at half­time.

Al­covy con­tin­ued its dom­i­nance in the se­cond half, lim­it­ing the Pan­thers to just a sin­gle touch­down over the fi­nal two quar­ters.

Griger threw a se­cond in­ter­cep­tion deep in his own ter­ri­tory to Al­covy’s Okon Good­win, and af­ter the turnover, Good­win punched in a 1-yard touch­down, which put the nail in the cof­fin for Perry.

Perry’s Smith scored on a 6-yard touch­down pass with less than five min­utes left in the game, but, it was a lit­tle too late for the Pan­thers, as Al­covy clinched the game 21-10.

Al­covy coach Kirk Hoff­man said that the Tigers still need to get bet­ter and that the team has yet to reach its full po­ten­tial, even in the win.

“We just need to get bet­ter,” Hoff­man said. “We just have to keep get­ting bet­ter and try to be hit­ting on all cylin­ders come re­gion (play)."

The win over Perry evened the all-time se­ries be­tween the two pro­grams at 1-1. Perry top­pled the Tigers 29-17 a sea­son ago.

The Tigers re­turn to ac­tion next week at Homer Sharp Sta­dium against East­side.

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