Tigers demolish Greene County
Tigers demolish Greene County
The Demopolis Tigers came out to Greene County to prove they were amongst the best in high school football.
And it didn’t take them long to prove it.
After Demopolis began the game kicking off to Greene County, the Tigers defense stood strong a forced a punt.
Demopolis took over at the 23-yard line and on the eighth play of the drive, Dusty Gracie took the ball five yards for a rushing touchdown with 4:40 left in the first quarter.
After failing on the two-point conversion attempt, Demopolis held onto a 6-0 lead.
With the defense again solid and forcing another punt by Greene County, the Tigers took over at the 43-yard line.
And with 1:17 remaining in the first half, Devin Goodwin connected with Bart Pettus for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
After a successful two-point conversion, Demopolis increased their lead to 14-0.
Demopolis struck again with 10:51 remaining in the first half when Rod Jones ran in 12 yards for the touchdown to increase the Tigers lead to 22-0.
With the defense forcing another punt by Greene County, this time the Tigers special teams had an answer of their own.
When Chad Schroeder took the punt at the 36-yard line, he weaved his way to the right side of the field and his speed easily carried him into the endzone for another Tigers touchdown.
With 9:23 left in the first half, Demopolis was up 28-0.
After Greene County took over at the 17-yard line, a bad pass resulted in an interception for Dontrell Miller, who ran the ball in for a defensive touchdown with 9:16 remaining in the first half.
When Jones was successful on the two-point conversion, the Tigers lead increased to 36-0.
With 5:58 left in the second quarter, Goodwin again connected with Pettus for a 3-yard touchdown pass to bring the Tigers lead to a commanding 42-0.
Less than two minutes later, with 4:51 showing on the clock in the second quarter, Schroeder returned his second punt for a touchdown, this time taking the ball 57-yards for the score.
The lead stood at 50-0 until just seconds later.
After kicking off to Greene County, Demopolis forced a turnover at the 20-yard line, where Chris Wasson grabbed the ball and ran it in for the touchdown.
When William Burrell rushed in successfully for the two-point conversion, Demopolis was in complete control, leading 58-0 with 4:39 remaining in the first half.
The Tigers tacked on another touchdown with 0:31 left in the first half when Goodwin found Miller open for a 1-yard touchdown pass.
At halftime, Demopolis held onto a 64-0 lead.
After the halftime show, head coach Doug Goodwin decided to go with his second string on both sides of the ball to begin the second half.
And obviously, it was the right decision.
Greene County came back to score a couple of late touchdowns, but the Tigers walked away with an easy win, 64-12.
Demopolis takes on Livingston next week on the road as they continue their quest for a state championship.