A high school football matchup that usually produces a very good, close outcome, did not this time.
Friday night in Stonewall, the Many Tigers roared out to a quick 16-0 advantage in the first quarter and never looked back. Even on their home field, the North DeSoto Griffins were no match for the Tigers, who applied a 50-0 drubbing that wasn’t that close.
It was 44-0 Many – at halftime.
Many, the defending Class 2A state champions, improved to 2-1 with its second straight win. The Tigers lived up to their current No. 2 ranking in 2A as they gashed the 4A Griffins (0-3, with their other two losses to 5A foes).
On their first possession, the Tigers got a long scamper from quarterback Tackett Curtis down to the 12-yard-line and London Williams resumed his season-long TD onslaught from there. After a goal line stand by the Tigers, Curtis ripped off another 30-yard bolt, followed by a good run by Jeremiah James. Williams capped the 99-yard march on a 3-yard TD run, and with a second successful two-point conversion, Many led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Tigers rang up 28 more points in the second quarter. Touchdowns from Williams, a pick-six interception runback by Tylen Singleton, Wiliams dashing across again, and finally a run by James lit up the scoreboard.
The second-half Many tally came in the fourth quarter by Curtis on a short run.
The Tiger defense dominated, notching its first shutout. Led by the player of the game, Keaton Montgomery, who received the game ball, Many gave the Griffins’ offense trouble all night. The Tigers wound up with interceptions from Singleton, Jayvion Smart, and Ked Gosey.
The Tiger offense accumulated 513 yards to only 150 from North DeSoto.
Many comes home after two straight road games to host Tioga next Friday night at John W. Curtis Stadium.
1st – London Williams 12 run (two-point conversion good), 8-0
Williams 3 run (two-point conversion good), 16-0
2nd – Williams 28 run(conversion failed), 22-0
Tylen Singleton interception return (two-point conversion good), 30-0
Williams 2 run (two-point conversion good), 38-0
Jeremiah James 4 run (conversion failed), 44-0
4th: Curtis 1 run (conversion failed), 50-0
Passing: Curtis 1-2, 52 yards
Receiving: Matkin 1-52 yards
Rushing: Williams 24-180, 4 TDs, James 16-117, 1 TD, Curtis 5-116, 1 TD, Aldredge 7-32, Higginbothom 1-11, Maxie 3-6, Deville 1-minus 1
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