Guess what: Tigers blank another team

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 13, 2003

In a rain soaked contest Friday evening, the Livingston High Cougars couldn’t protect the ball and made it easy for the Demopolis High Tigers quick-strike offense.

DHS would go on to beat Livingston 55-0. Demopolis is undefeated with seven wins and six defensive shutouts. The constant rain in the first half didn’t slow down the Tiger offense as the game was essentially over by halftime.

The Livingston scoreboard was functioning about as poorly as their team so it was hard to know the time left in each quarter.

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Dustin Grace’s two-yard run scored the first Tiger touchdown with 11 minutes left in the first quarter. The extra point kick was good, and DHS led by 7.

Rod Jones also scored with a minute left in the first quarter with a 30-yard run.

The Cougars would fumble, setting up the Tigers in good field position for Gracie to run nine yards for a TD in the second quarter.

A blocked Cougar kick put DHS in position to score on the first play of their next drive with a 25-yard pass from Devin Goodwin to Chris Wasson.

Livingston could not handle kickoffs in the rainy first half, fumbling on two different occasions, setting up Demopolis in good field position.

Gracie scored again in the second quarter with a two-yard run. DHS led 35-0.

A TD by Rod Jones near the end of the first half was called back by a holding penalty.

At the beginning of the third quarter, the rain stopped, and the two team exchanged fumbles. DHS would take advantage of their opportunity thanks to a great run by Jonathan Sommers who brought the ball to the Cougar 20-yard line. Gracie ran it in from there for a TD.

The extra point kick was no good, and the score was DHS 41-Livingston 0.

The next DHS drive was aided by a face mask penalty against Livingston, which brought the ball to the Cougar 15-yard line. On the next play, the first of the fourth quarter, Rod Jones ran for a TD. The extra point was good, and Demopolis led by 48.

Dontrell Miller was brought in as the Tiger QB. The obviously frustrated Cougars were called for another personal foul which brought the ball to their 16-yard line. Lucious Haywood reached the 10-yard line.

On fourth down, Miller passed 11 yards to Sommers for a TD. The extra point was good, and the score was 55-0.

Livingston threatened to score at the end of the game. Deep in Tiger territory, with minutes to go in the game, the Cougars were attempting to be the first team to score this season on the DHS defense.

The Demopolis players rose to the occasion stuffing the Cougars on a first and second down play, and the time ran out.

Dhs will host Fayette County Friday for Homecoming; Livingston will travel to Bibb County.