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.