Demopolis Tigers defeats Greenville Tigers

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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The Demopolis High School (DHS) Tigers allowed only one score for the Greenville Tigers Friday before  taking control of the game near the end of the second quarter. Demopolis scored 31 points and restricted their opponent to only seven in the non-league victory.

“Our kids played hard and found a way to win against a really good Greenville team,” said DHS head coach Lance Tucker. “I’m proud of the way they made adjustments at the half and came out and played well the second half.”

Antonio Cox scored first for Demopolis on a 63-yard run to the end zone with 3:13 left in the first quarter. Jose Tellez’s PAT kick was no good, leaving Greenville with a one point lead of 7-6. The points would be the only lead and score for Greenville as the remainder of the game was all Demopolis.

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Quarterback Kevin McElroy scored next on a 1-yard run with 1:58 remaining in the first half of the game. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but the Demopolis Tigers had taken the lead at 12-7.

Early in the third quarter, McElroy connected with Dalyn Jackson who took the ball 42 yards for the score with 8:54 remaining on the third quarter clock. Tellez’s PAT kick was good, putting the DHS Tigers up 19-7.

Later in the fourth quarter, McElroy found Jackson again for a 13-yard score with 8:19 left to play in the game. The extra point attempt failed, leaving the score at 25-7.

The final score of the game was a 2-yard run by Kaleb Branch with 3:13 remaining in the fourth quarter. The PAT failed, making the final score of the game 31-7.

The Tigers return home for their final game of the regular season as they take on the Paul W. Bryant Stampede on Friday, Nov. 3. Demopolis will face a Stampede squad coming off a 41-12 league loss to Bessemer City. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.