CECIL FOLDS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
Monday, Oct. 17, the Greenville Middle School Tigers lost their homecoming game to the Georgiana Middle School Panthers, 44-0.
The Tigers chose to receive the ball first. On the first play of the possession they fumbled and the Panthers recovered the ball. The Panthers drove the ball down the field for a TD but the extra point was no good, making the score early in the first quarter 6-0.
In the beginning of the second quarter, it looked like it was going to be a long night for the Tigers as they could not get anything going on either side of the ball. Georgiana passed the ball on their next possession and ran it to the 7-yard line and with 6:00 minutes on the clock the Panthers scored again. The extra point was good making the score 14-6.
The Tigers were having no luck at all as they had fumbles and bad snaps, turning the ball over several times to the Panthers. With 6:00 minutes on the clock the Tigers dropped back to throw a pass but it was intercepted by the Panthers on the 21-yard line. Two plays later Georgiana’s quarterback handed off to their running back and the Panthers scored again, making the score 22-0 at the half.
In the beginning of the third quarter, the Tigers kicked off to the Panthers and they ran it to the 1-yard line. A couple plays later the Panthers pushed it in from the 1-yard line with 6:25 on the clock. The extra point was missed, making the score 28-0. The Tigers took possession, but again their offense could not get anything going as Georgiana’s defense kept pounding the Tigers quarterback as he tried to run the ball.
Through the fourth quarter, the Panthers defense kept solid and only allowed Greenville to get into the red zone one time. Georgiana’s offense was not through and they scored on an 11-yard run. The Panthers then intercepted a Tiger pass at 5:55 on the clock and then converted the turnover into another TD, making the final score 44-0.