By Matt Jones
What a great way to end the season. The West Blocton Tigers travelled to Plantersville, Alabama to take on the Dallas County Hornets. This game was homecoming night for the Hornets. This game would also end the regular season for the Tigers. The Tigers dominated the game with a 35-16 point win. The Tigers end the season with a 6-4 record. The Tigers will now wait to see if they will make it to the post-season playoffs.
The offense for the Tigers against Dallas County was led by quarterback Caden Fancher and Cooper Deerman. Cooper got a lot of work at his running back position with 21 carries. He ended the night with 174 yards rushing. Evan Pearson had a great night with 3 catches for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Scotty Calhoun and Kevin Montgomery also provided catches for touchdowns. The Tigers scored 35 points in the first half which allowed some young guys to get in the game. 8th grader, Noah banks, was able to see some action this past Friday night at his quarterback position. The Tigers have a bright future at the quarterback position.
The starting defense for the Tigers played stingy in the first half. They never let the Hornets get any offense going. The points allowed were during the second half when the young players were in. Seth Isbell and Markell O’Neil both had interceptions on the night at their cornerback position. Seth also ended the night with 2 pass break ups and one tackle. Jamarkus O’Neil played hard at his defensive end position. He had 4 tackles and 1 sack. He also forced 1 fumble. Cooper Deerman also had a great night on defense with 5 tackles and 1 sack. Charles Graham came in the game in the second half at the linebacker position and led the Tigers with 6 tackles.
The special teams for the Tigers played solid all night. Brian Orantes was perfect for his second game in a row on his extra points. He ended the night 5 for 5. He was also able to create a turnover on Kickoff with his directional pooch kicks. He has a bright future kicking for the Tigers.
The West Blocton community supported their team well on Friday night. The Tigers can always count on a supportive fan base. The West Blocton Band also came and was able to show off their halftime show at the end of the game. It was a great end to the season.