Tigers fall in overtime on the road

Published 10:05 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

T.R. Miller’s Tigers traveled to Fairhope Friday to take on the St. Michael’s Clatholic School Cardinals in a non-region match.

The Tigers worked against the Cardinal’s but were unable to keep them from scoring in their first possession after receiving the kick. With a TD on the board, the Cardinal’s kicked the ball to the Tigers who quickly answered with a TD of their own to tie the game 7-all.

That would be the only scores in the first quarter of play with the Tigers putting more points on the board in the second to take the lead 14-7. The Tigers would keep the Cardinals out of the end zone until late in the quarter notching another TD along the way. The Tiger kick failed to go through the uprights, but the score was 20-7.

The Cardinals would take advantage of their next possession and find the end zone taking the score to 20-14. Holding that lead, the Tigers work to find the end zone but are forced to punt the ball away. That Cardinal possession would end in another TD. A good PAT puts the Cardinal in the lead for the first time just minutes before the end of the half. With a 21-20 lead over the Tigers, the Cardinals kick the ball and give the Tigers a chance to score, but the clock would be the enemy with the half-ending buzzer stopping the action.

At the half, St. Michael’s leads the Tigers 21-20.

The second half of the game was a back-and-forth game with each team putting more points on the board and quickly answering each other. As the clock ticked down to the game, the score was tied at 47-all forcing the game into overtime.

In overtime play, the Tigers get the first shot at the ball and would only take two plays to find the end zone. With a good PAT, the Tigers go up, 54 to 47.

As the Cardinals get their shot at the ball, they would need two plays to find the end zone and a TD. After some confusion on the two-point conversion call by officials, the Cardinals take the win, 55 to 54.

The Tigers travel across Murder Creek next week to visit the W.S. Neal Eagles in the annual rival game. Kick off is at 7 p.m.