The Tanner High School team emerged from "The Pit" ready to attack. They will lose momentum & in the end, they can't come back to lose 54-30 to Lauderdale County High School Tigers.
"It was something for us to look back on and fix like last year. I just need to fix it and figure out who we have to have where and improve," the Oscar Bonds coach said.
The Rattlers had the ball first and sent Trevor Pe People's into the box after just two attempts. There was one more good point and Tanner took an early 7-0 lead.
Lauderdale County will react quickly to their own encounter, but they will go two passes and miss leaving them 7-6 behind.
It won't take long for them to catch up. Tanner's Karl Parham will make an interception in the next training session, putting the Rattlers back in defense at the 10-yard line.
Lauderdale pushed it, but made two hits and missed again, leading 12-7. The Rattlers were able to rally for a quick response.
Parham throws for Skylar Townsend, connecting for touchdown. The pluses are good and Tanner leads by 14-12.
Bonds said after the game, "The game that's going on looks pretty good. We need to make the game that's running better."
After Lauderdale receives the ball back, Tanner will return the interception benefit by returning the ball to Rattler's half of the court. They will score the first goal, leading 17-12.
The back-and-forth games weren't over as Lauderdale won the ball back at the end of the first half....
They'll put him in the final zone and end up scoring the two more points they've been trying to claim. 20-17, Lauderdale, entering the second quarter.
Tanner got the ball back but was unable to convert, bouncing back. Lauderdale is making a play to add to their numbers, up 27-17.
Tanner was unable to compete and eventually had to return to the Tigers. Rattlers' Eli Rogers fell and was ruled out with a left knee injury for the remainder of the game.
The Messenger will update his condition as soon as more information becomes available.
The Rattlers' defense gained confidence with a sack in Lauderdale's next game but couldn't stop them from returning to the field, 34-17.
They will try to make a kick on the spot, but it won't go as they planned. Lauderdale couldn't settle things and Tanner got the ball back with about three minutes left in the game.
It will end after another Parham intercept. Lauderdale would win the ball back and start the knee to end the game 54-30.
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