High-scoring Many football team is at home tonight against Tioga

After a 50-0 win last week at Class 4A North Desoto, the Many Tigers football team will host a third straight 4A opponent, the Tioga Indians, tonight at John W. Curtis Stadium at 7:00.

Many is 2-1, having averaged 50 points in its games against 3A Union Parish, 4A DeRidder and North DeSoto. The Tigers led 44-0 at halftime last week.

Last year’s Class 2A state champion, Many is ranked second behind Lafayette Christian in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s 2A top 10 poll this week.

The Tigers will wrap up their non-district schedule with tonight’s contest.

Tioga is 1-2 with their lone victory coming over Pineville in a 7-6 game. The Indians haven’t been far from a 3-0 start, however; they lost 21-20 on the road at Comeaux in Lafayette and fell 18-3 at Byrd in Shreveport before winning on their homefield last Friday.

Tioga lost a lot of players from last season’s state playoff quarterfinal team.

The Tigers’ Sledgehammer Award from the North DeSoto game last week went to Jayvion Smart, who shut down the Griffins’ best receiver all night. The Hard Hat Award went to offensive lineman Garret Foster, who led a great charge up front by the Tigers’ offensive line.

“We have an opportunity to be 3-1 going into district. We have to play four quarters,” said Many coach Jess Curtis. “Our effort and physicality has to continue to be consistent. Great teams show up every week.”

The Tigers kick off district action with a road trip to Coushatta next Friday, facing a very explosive Red River offense. The next home game is Oct. 8 against Winnfield.

If you can’t be there to enjoy the fantastic pregame fireworks show, the performances by the Many High band and spirit groups, and what should be ideal evening weather conditions, you can listen to the game broadcast on 99.9 KTEZ FM with Randy Bostian and Bradley Ford.

Look for game coverage Saturday afternoon on the Sabine Parish Journal Facebook page, and in Monday morning’s edition of the SPJ.

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