Tioga came into John W. Curtis Stadium Friday night at the underdog, and they left feeling the same way. In a game that Many won 46-7, it really wasn’t that close.
Penalties in the first half negated two Tiger touchdowns. Toward the end of the third quarter with the Tigers up 46-7, the clock began to run continuously until the end of the game.
The Tigers are known for ball possession and the running game, and did little to change anyone’s opinion Friday night. The Tigers ran for 451 yards while the Many defense stuffed Tioga, which netted just 42.
London Williams accounted for five touchdowns, again. Williams finished with 263 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 1, 32, 42, 45, and 60 yards.
His running mate, Jeremiah James, tallied 142 yards on 12 carries, including a 72-yard touchdown run. He also had a 66-yard run called back on a penalty.
The Tiger defense continues to improve, giving up only one touchdown. The touchdown came on a long pass and a busted coverage by the Tigers. Other than that one play, the Tiger defense played very physical and did not give up anything to the Indians. Tackett Curtis and Tylen Singleton lead the defense with five tackles.
The Tigers are 3-1 having won their last three games, all against 4A schools, in dominating fashion. Tioga fell to 1-3 on the season.
The Tigers, the defending Class 2A state champions who are ranked second in this fall’s state top 10 poll, open the district season next week at Coushatta against Red River.
M- London Williams 1 run (conversion fails), Many 6-0
T – 67 pass (kick good), Tioga 7-6
M – Williams 32 run (two-point conversion), Many 14-7
M – Williams 42 run (two-point conversion), Many 22-7
M – Jeremiah James 72 run (two-point conversion), Many 30-7
M – Williams 45 run (two-point conversion), Many 38-7
M – Williams 60 run (two-point conversion), 46-7