Late touchdown sinks Tigers

By Mike Suchanek

An 4th quarter touchdown by the Erath Bobcats dashed the DeQuincy Tigers hopes of a win at home for the first time in almost two years this past Friday night at G. Dalton Faircloth Stadium.

The Tigers had a 21-20 lead going into the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold the lead as Erath scored the game winner then held the Tigers scoreless the remainder of the fourth quarter.

Taije Ceaser had a good night as he led the Tigers in both rushing and receiving. Taije picked up 3 of his 68 yards on his first touchdown of the night to knot the game up at 7 early in the first quarter. Erath scored two more times in the first quarter to take a 20-7 lead after one quarter.

After a scoreless second quarter, the teams went into halftime with Erath leading 20-7. The halftime speech must have been a good one because the Tigers came out on fire in the third quarter scoring twice in the frame to take a 21-20 lead. Quarterback Reese Ashworth got it started by scoring on a 25 yard run. Taije Ceaser then scored his second touchdown of the night on a 1 yard touchdown run to close out the scoring for the home standing Tigers.

Kohen Cormier provided excellent place kicking going perfect on extra points on the night going 3 for 3.

Reese Ashworth had 115 yards on 7 for 15 passing.

Taije Ceaser had 68 yards rushing with a long rush of 55 yards scoring twice.

Hudson Snyder picked up 51 yards rushing.

Reese Ashworth had 36 yards rushing.

T. J. Woods had 15 yards rushing.

Taije Ceaser led the team in receiving with 78 yards, D. Griffin added 27 and Gavin Gary added 10 yards on 2 receptions.

On the defensive side, Hudson Synder led all tacklers with 6 solo and 1 assisted tackles he also had one tackle for a loss.

Gavin Gary added 4 solo and 4 assist, Ethan Guidry 4 solo and 1 assist, C. Simmons had 3 solo and 1 assist He also had a quarterback sack and one tackle for loss.

Zach Chambers and Quentin Pharris each had 2 tackles while Reese Ashworth, Shiloh Cotlong, Kaleb Hooker, Mario Dixon, Kohen Cormier and DaCorius Griffin all added one tackle each.

Next up for the Tigers a third game against a 3A opponent as they take on a very familiar South Beauregard squad. The game will be Friday night in Longville at 7 p.m.

Go Tigers!!