TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
The McKenzie Tigers took on region opponent Red Level Friday night and pulled out a 27-12 win for Senior Night.
The Tigers produced on offense in the first half scoring 27 points and the defense held the Red Level Tigers to one touchdown leaving the score 27-6 at halftime.
The Red Level defense would hold McKenzie throughout the second half, not allowing them to score while the McKenzie defense gave up one touchdown, leaving the final score 27-12.
Three seniors contributed to the four touchdowns scored by McKenzie. Chris Shufford, William Brown and Seth Keeney each earned a touchdown with sophomore Quindarrio Lee scoring the additional touchdown. Freshman kicker Sebastian Vazquez went 3 of 4 in point after attempts.
“We had good offensive production in the first half, but we got a little sluggish on offense in the second half,” said Coach Tony Norris. “However, our defense played very well in this game. They had to battle a couple of times in the red zone and were successful in keeping Red Level from scoring.”
This week, McKenzie will travel to Brantley for their final regular season game. This game will determine who will end up second in the region and be host for the first round of playoffs.
“Brantley has always been a very been a big and physical football team,” said Coach Norris. “We have to be able to defend the pass and the run and control the line of scrimmage. We have a lot of work to do to get prepared for this game.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Brantley.