Rosepine’s big second half dooms Tigers

By Mike Suchanek

DeQuincy traveled last Friday up to Rosepine with District Championship hopes.

A well played first half gave the Tigers the halftime lead after the Tigers scored on a time consuming first drive on a 3-yard plunge into the end zone by Taije Ceaser to give the Tigers the 7-0 lead.

Rosepine came right back to score the game tying touchdown.

On DeQuincy’s next drive they drove down to the goal and were stopped short of the goal line and turned the ball over on downs. Rosepine took over and we’re quickly tackled in the end zone for the safety by the Tigers to give the upset minded Tigers the 9-7 halftime lead.

Unfortunately, that would conclude the Tigers scoring for the night and Rosepine scored 3 second half touchdowns to take the 27-9 victory. Rosepine wins the district Championship outright going 5-0 in district.

Reese Ashworth was 3 for 10 passing for 59 yards. He also had one interception.

Taije Ceaser once again broke the Century Mark in yards rushing as he had 106 yards on 27 hard carries scoring the Tigers only touchdown on the night.

Hudson Snyder had 80 yards on 14 carries.

Gavin Gary pitched in 10 yards rushing on the night.

Taije Ceaser was also the leading pass catcher as he had 31 yards, Gavin Gary was not far behind with 28 yards receiving.

Kohen Cormier was 1-1 on PAT’s.

On the defensive side of the ball Chris Simmons lead the defense with 4 solos and 2 assisted tackles.

DaCorius Griffin had 3 solos and 3 assisted tackles.

Others getting in on tackles were Shiloh Cotlong 2 tackles, Mario Dixon 2 tackles, Zach Chambers 2 solos and 1 assisted tackle, Hudson Snyder 1 solo and 1 assisted, and Gavin Gary, Quentin Pharris and Tristin Wood all had 1 tackle each.

The Tigers end the regular season with a 5-5 record. They were 3-2 in district and will make an appearance in the class 2A playoffs this Friday night against Port Allen.

Go Tigers!