Tigers claw Sumter County
LIVINGSTON &045; Tigers’ head coach Tom Causey said his group struggled in the first half of their game against Sumter County High School but showed heart in the second on the way to their, 42-14, win.
The Tigers started off the scoring for the game in the first quarter in the form of a eight-yard touchdown run from Shantrell Braxton, who was also the leading rusher for Demopolis High School with 89 yards off of 12 carries. The Cougars answered at the bottom of the first quarter with a four-yard run but failed to convert on their two-point conversion attempt.
Nether team saw the end zone again in the second quarter, and they went into the locker room with the Tigers on top, 7-6.
With 6:49 in the third, the Tigers found the end zone again with a nine-yard run from Anthony Hardy. The hits kept coming in the quarter when Brian Taylor made a big 34-yard break away and ended it with a touchdown, though the team failed to make the extra point. They entered the fourth leading, 20-6.
In the fourth Demarcus James left his mark on the board for the Tigers, with a 25-yard run with 7:32 in the game, but the Tigers again failed for after touchdown points with a failed two-point conversion, 26-6.
The Cougars answered with a 41-yard pass with 4:12 to play to make the score 26-14.
In the last minute of play the Tigers made sure the game was a done deal with a five-yard touchdown from Rick Boone with 41 seconds left and a two-point conversion from James, 34-14.
The icing on the cake, with 21 seconds to play, was another touchdown for the Tigers off of a 58-yard interception return from Terrance Irby and another two-point conversion from James, 42-14.