Tigers fall in homecoming loss

Rick Patrick
ECB Publishing, Inc.

The Jefferson Somerset Academy Tigers went back and forth with the Eagles of North Florida Christian School, from Tallahassee, for nearly the entire game, until a touchdown in the final moments of the contest ruined the Tigers' hopes for a Homecoming victory. It was a packed Tiger Stadium that cheered on the Tigers and saw the home team with a 36-28 lead going into the final quarter. Then in the final two minutes, the Eagles scored a go-ahead touchdown and a successful two-point conversion with 1:36 remaining in the game to end the evening for the Tigers.
The Eagles held a 10-6 lead at the end of the opening quarter. In the second period, each team added 18 points to their totals, to give the Eagles a 28-24, four-point advantage going into intermission. The Tigers managed to pull ahead in the third quarter when Gekobe Smith, who had to watch the Madison County game from the sidelines, scored on a four-yard touchdown run in the early moments of the second half. The Tigers added another touchdown in the third period before giving up two touchdowns in the final quarter.
The Tigers, now with a 1-2 record, will face the Pirates of Sneads High School. The Pirates have a 3-0 record after defeating Holmes County High School, 27-20, on Friday, Sept. 6. The game is set to take place at Sneads High School, located at 8066 Old Spanish Tr., in Sneads. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.