By Mike Suchanek
DeQuincy went in to Friday night’s contest with Kinder on a high note having won the previous two district contests. Kinder proves to be too much to handle on this night manhandling the Tigers 42-20.
Kinder jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead scoring the only touchdown of the quarter.
DeQuincy struck right back with quarterback Reese Ashworth’s 28 yard touchdown. With a chance to take a lead the extra point is was no good so the score was 6-6.
In a back and forth first half, Kinder got on the scoreboard next to go up 12-6 after the conversion was no good.
Taije Ceaser got the Tigers back in the scoring column with a 7 yard reception, once again the kick was no good on the extra point so the score was knotted up 12-12 going into halftime.
The third quarter has been a big quarter for the Tigers all year but not this game as Kinder scored the only 2 touchdowns of the quarter to go up 28-12 going into the 4th quarter.
Kinder scored first in the 4th frame to go up 36-12.
Taije Ceaser then hauled in and scampered for a 55 yard touchdown to score his second touchdown of the game, after Gavin Gary ran in the 2 point conversion the score was 36-20. Unfortunately that would be the last score for the Tigers as Kinder would add one more late score to reach the final score of 42-20.
Reese Ashworth was 3 of 6 passing for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Taije Ceaser once again broke the century mark as he carried the ball 19 times for 100 yards. Hudson Snyder added 55 yards on 11 carries and Reese Ashworth had 49 yards with one touchdown on the ground.
Taije Ceaser was the leading receiver with the 2 catches for 62 yards and the two touchdowns. Gavin Gary had one catch for 23 yards.
Zach Chambers once again lead the defense with a strong showing having 7 solos and 3 assisted tackles. He also had one tackle for a loss. Hudson Snyder had 5 solos and 2 assisted tackles. Quentin Pharris also had 5 solo tackles. Gavin Gary added 4 solos and 2 assisted tackles. Eathan Guidry also had 4 solos and 1 assisted tackle. Reese Ashworth and Mario Dixon each had 3 tackles.
After the heartbreaking loss, the Tigers have to put that in the past and get right back to work to prepare for Senior night and their final regular season home game against their closest rival, the Vinton Lions. There has never been any love lost between the two teams as they play each other hard every year, so it should be a good game.
Come out this Friday to Tiger Stadium at 7 p.m. to catch the Tigers in action for what could be their last home game this year.