Tigers continue playoff quest

Rick Patrick
ECB Publishing, Inc.

The Jefferson Somerset Tigers' playoff hopes are still alive after their 21-7 upset defeat of the Sneads High School Pirates on Friday, Nov. 8. With the victory, the Tigers progress to the Region Two Semi-final game against the Bulldogs of Taylor County High School, tonight at Dorsett Stadium, in Perry, Fla. The Bulldogs are the number two seed in Region Two and had a bye week in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
The Bulldogs enter the contest with a 6-3 record, while the Tigers have improved their record to 3-8. The game should see plenty of aerial action, as both teams average over 200 yards through the air.
The Bulldogs are led on offense by their freshman quarterback, Kevis Thomas. Thomas has amassed 1,715 passing yards this season, throwing a total of 13 touchdown passes. Thomas is not often a threat to run the ball, but when he does rush the ball, he averages 5.3 yards per carry. The number one target for the Bulldogs' passing game is senior Zoe Roberts. Roberts has 49 receptions so far this season with seven touchdowns. Roberts is a deep threat who averages 19.1 yards per reception.
The winner of the Tigers vs. Bulldogs game will move on to face the winner of the Blountstown vs. Port St. Joe game for the Region Two Final, on Friday, Nov. 22. The place for the Region Two Final is to be determined. The action in the Region Two Semi-final game between the Tigers and the Bulldogs takes place at Dorsett Stadium, located at 400 Cherry St., in Perry, Fla. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.