CECIL FOLDS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
Friday night the Greenville Tigers hosted Carroll High Eagles from Ozark and lost 35-15. The Greenville Tigers took the field hoping for a win over the Eagles who were 8-0 in the season and 6-0 in the region.
In the first quarter the Greenville Tigers were able to hold their own, only allowing the Eagles to score 7 points on a 2-yard run by CJ Roberts. With 1:05 left in the first quarter, the Greenville Tigers fumbled and the Eagles recovered the ball on the Tigers 38-yard line. Carroll tried to pass into the end zone but Greenville’s Tyler Lewis intercepted the pass and with 30 seconds on the clock, the quarter came to an end.
In the beginning of the second quarter, the Tigers went three and out and had to punt to the Eagles. The Tigers defense kept the Eagles from moving the ball on their first possession of the second quarter. Carroll tried to pass into the end zone with 7:00 on the clock and again Lewis intercepted the pass. The Eagles defense held the Tigers for four downs and the ball went over to the Eagles. With 4:00 minutes on the clock, Eagles quarterback Alex Reeves ran it up the middle for another Carroll touchdown, making the score 14-0.
Greenville would not be outdone. With just 5 seconds left in the half, quarterback Kentavious Powell completed a pass to Jeremiah Owens from the 16-yard line for a Greenville TD, making the score at the half 14-7.
Carroll took possession of the ball on the kickoff to begin the third quarter, and ran it back to the 11 yard line. They scored from there and went up 21-7. The Tigers offense could not get anything going as the Eagle defense held them scoreless in the third quarter.
The Tigers received the kick-off to begin the fourth quarter, but turned the ball over after three downs and a punt. The Eagles ran the punt back from their own 46-yard line and scored their fourth TD and extra point of the night, making the score 28-7. The Tigers, with 11:24 on the clock, took possession of the ball as Carroll kicked off.
The Tigers got some momentum going as they drove the ball down the field with four consecutive first downs to Carroll’s 7-yard line. Greenville then moved the ball to the 5-yard line and Jalen Scott ran it around the right side for a Tiger TD. The Tigers tried for a two-point conversion and it was good, making the score 28-15.
On Carroll’s next possession they drove the ball down to the Greenville’s 2-yard line and on the next play CJ Roberts ran it in for another Eagle’s TD. The extra point kick was good with 1:12 on the clock, making the score 35-15 and that would hold through the end of the game. Carroll improved their record to 9-0.
Next week, on Thursday Oct. 27, Greenville will host McAdory and honor the Greenville seniors