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a field goal that pro­vided the fi­nal mar­gin.

The last time the two teams faced off against each other last sea­son, the Tigers walked away with a 34-0 loss. And while this year’s score is an im­prove­ment Edgar says, “a loss is a loss.”

The game heated up in the sec­ond quar­ter when Grove­town took the lead.

From the 10-yard line, after three plays, Gregg Rodgers car­ried down the mid­dle to the 6, on a first down. Durham then car­ried to the 3-yard line. With 10:01 left in the sec­ond quar­ter, Shamar Cofield was un­able to get the ball in from one yard out. Durham would fi­nally plunge in for a one­yard touch­down that gave the War­riors a 7-0 lead.

Things could’ve been worse for the Tigers.

Late in the sec­ond quar­ter, Grove­town’s of­fense be­came hungry to take a big­ger lead. With 2:23 left in the half, La­mar Price com­pleted a pass to the end zone from the 31-yard line. But, be­fore the War­riors could start cel­e­brat­ing, a penalty was called, send­ing the War­riors back in yardage.

Al­covy’s Nico John­son had an amaz­ing play in the sec­ond frame, when Ham­monds launched a long pass from the 25-yard line to the 48 where John­son caught it. How­ever an il­le­gal mo­tion penalty was called which sent the Tigers back in yardage. It was an­other ex­am­ple of how un­timely of­fen­sive er­rors sunk the Tigers scor­ing chances.

Next week the Tigers (3-3, 0-1) will travel to Evans (3-2), which is com­ing off of a bye week. Mean­while, Grove­town (3-3, 1-0) will host Her­itage (3-2), which is also com­ing off of a bye week. Both Re­gion 3-AAAAAA games will start at 7:30 p.m.

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