Jenkins was hoping to get a third straight shutout against the Bradwell Tigers on the Savannah team’s homecoming night.
And as they entered halftime the Warriors thought they had it in the bag, leading 15-0. But the Tigers denied them a shutout even though they came up 35-14 short Friday night.
Tiger coach Jim Walsh said he switched a few players in the quarterback spot and the offense started to click when Marsalis Jackson started taking the snaps.
"We came out in one of our power sets in the second half and hammered it down," Walsh said. "We were able to move the ball a lot more effectively. We came out, marched it down and punched it in, then came back the next drive and clipped one for 80 yards."
It was Jackson’s 10-yard and 80-yard sweep plays that scored both of the Tigers’ touchdowns.
The coach said his offense mounted roughly 250 rushing yards, but mental mistakes gave the Warriors about 16 points.
"We gave up a safety on an overhead snap deep in our own territory," he said. "Then we kicked off the ball and they returned it for a touchdown and then we threw an interception that set up their next touchdown."
The Tigers were poised to add another TD late in the fourth quarter, but Walsh said the pass was intercepted in the end zone.
With the loss, the Tigers fall to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. The Tigers will host Benedictine next week for senior night. The Cadets are 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the region.