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Warriors and Green tank the Tigers
Miller time
Miller time! Defensive coordinator Jeff Miller speaks to his players during their game against Beach two weeks ago. It was the Tigers’ defense that gave Jenkins their first offensive challenge. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Going against a running back who averages at least 200 yards per game was going to be a difficult task for the Bradwell Tigers, who traveled to Savannah on Friday to play Jenkins.
Being able to completely contain him was seemingly impossible as the Tigers suffered a loss at the hands of Franklin Green and the Jenkins Warriors (0-17).
While the Tigers were successful in containing Green to only 37 yards in 12 carries in the first half, Green’s running abilities wore down the tough Tiger defense.
In the third quarter, Green ran for a 52-yard touchdown and later carried the ball in from the Tigers’ 37-yard line for another score.
While both teams excelled defensively for most of the first half, it was the Warriors’ defense that held the Tigers to only 90 yards.
Tiger quarterback Josh Magaw was 5 of 14, with 2 interceptions and the offense only had 5 first downs.
In a pre-game interview, head coach Jim Walsh said if the Tigers began to struggle it would become a dogfight. With the Tigers making several mistakes in the second half, the fight was taken right out of them.
The Warriors offense has 325 rushing yards and one passing yard. Green finished the evening with 230 yards on 27 carries.
The bright spot of the game was the Tigers’ defensive abilities giving the Warriors’ their first challenge for the season.
Normally, the Warriors have dominated their opponents but their head coach, Tim Adams, commended the Tigers’ defense, saying the Tigers’ “came to play” and it was the first time he feels his team was really challenged offensively.
The Tigers will have to regroup as they prepare to go into their homecoming week with a game against Windsor Forest on Oct. 12
Currently, the Tigers are 1-4 overall and 1-1 in regional action.
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