Tigers beat out Hornets, 24-22

by dentonramsey

Tigers beat out Hornets, 24-22

 

Interceptions lead to touchdowns.

And the Sunshine Tigers and John Essex Hornets can vouch for that.

Sunshine made the first big play of the game when Richard Cabbill picked off a pass and returned it 55 yards to set up the Tigers first touchdown of the evening.

On the third play of the possession, David Carlisle ran the ball in two yards for a 6-0 lead with 3:29 left in the first quarter.

Cabbill was then successful in converting the two-point conversion on a running play.

The defenses for both squads played tough throughout the entire game, making it hard to pick up first downs.

 

And as the first half came to a close, the Tigers led in the affair, 8-0.

The Hornets and the Tigers began play in the second half on a new stadium for Sunshine’s homecoming.

At halftime, it was announced that Tiger Stadium was being renamed Watford Stadium, in honor of their head coach Frank Watford.

To begin the second half of play, the Tigers kicked off to John Essex, where the Hornets took over at the 45-yard line.

On the first play of the drive, the Hornets fumbled the football as the Sunshine defense pounced on the ball to give the Tigers possession at the 49-yard line.

However, on the third play of possession for Sunshine, a tipped pass resulted in an interception for the Hornets.

And on the following play, Chris Jones rushed in for a touchdown to cut the lead to 8-6 with 9:43 remaining in the third quarter.

After a successful two-point conversion, the game was deadlocked at 8.

When scoring drives by both teams tied the game again at 16 to end the third quarter, things got a little crazy in the fourth.

With 1:00 left in the game, Sunshine’s Cabbill connected with Caesarae Lewis for a 65-yard touchdown pass and a successful two-point conversion.

With the Tigers up 24-16, the Hornets struck back with only two seconds remaing in the game on a 28-yard touchdown pass to make it 24-22.

After failing on the two-point conversion, the Tigers walked away with the win.

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