Youth league Tigers take two of three games
In their season debut Saturday evening at Tiger Stadium in Greenville, two of the three youngest prides of Tigers prevailed in defeating the competition on the gridiron.
Mini-mite Tigers defeat Panthers in overtime, 18-12
Starting with Mini-mite action, it was the Tigers facing the Georgiana Panthers in the season debut game, going into overtime before deciding score was determined.
After playing to a tie in regulation play, the Greenville offense took the first four downs, scoring on a four-yard run by Jay Johnson.
Carrying the game on their backs, the Tiger defense prevented the Panthers from getting into the end zone, setting into stone the final score with an 18-12 victory.
Johnson led the Greenville offensive attack with 152 yards in 16 carries, with two touchdowns.
Michael Watts also came in second for the Tigers with 43 yards on six carries with one TD.
Others contributing yardage were Jamall Hamilton, Fernandez Grey and Gray Vinson.
On defense Daryl Starks led the Tigers with two fumble recoveries and one tackle. Other standouts included Wesley Hendrix, Marquiste Coleman and Nicholas Robinson.
Termite Panthers shut out Tigers, 28-0
In game number two for Saturday evening, the Termite bracket took to the field, and the Panthers never gave the Tigers an opportunity to crank up the ignition.
TyRell West led the offense for the Tigers, with 18 yards rushing on six carries, followed by Colt Blackburn, Kielo Riley and Kwaman Davison.
West also led the defense for Greenville with three solo tackles and one assist. Other defensive standouts were Kenneth Carter, CeQuentin Briggs, Sherod Bell, DeAngelo Ray, Demario Williams and Brent Boutwell.
Greenville Pee-wees slug Georgiana in overtime, 12-6
In the evening's ending match, The Greenville Tigers Pee-wee football team slugged out a defensive battle with a tied score at the end of regulation, 6-all.
In the start of overtime play, Greenville had possession first. On the third down, Jemario "Boo" Smith bullied his way into the end zone from three yards out, putting the Tigers on the top of the heap at the scoreboard.
Greenville's defense then held Georgiana back on four straight plays to complete the 12-6 victory.
Smith led the offense for Greenville with 98 yards rushing on 18 carries, including two TDs. Ramethius Kemp followed this with 33 yards gained on 11 carries.
Other significant players on the Greenville offense were Marcus Rudolph, Alex Tindal and Charleston Lyman.
Danny Spann led defenders for the Tigers with three solo tackles. Also in the pride of defenders were Daryl Carter, Christian Williams, Henry Lee Adams, Lee Miller and Jeremy Robinson.
Next week the three divisions of Tigers will be on the road, as they travel to Evergreen to challenge the Jaguars.
The Greenville YMCA Football Program is a part of the Bi-County Football League and is sponsored by Sells Collision Center, L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital, Camellia City Auto Parts and Gregory Construction Company.