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Pleasant Home edges Tigers 12-6

McKenzie’s Tigers lost a tough one 12-6 at Pleasant Home last Friday and now must rebound after two losses in a row to face a tough J.F. Shields team for Homecoming Friday night.

“We went up 6-0 and held the lead until halfway through the third quarter,” McKenzie coach Tony Norris said. “We scored in the first part of the second quarter and held the lead until then and gave up a score and then we didn’t give up another touchdown until the last minute of the game.”

McKenzie scored on a touchdown pass from Jakarrie McPherson to Adarius Davison that covered more than 50 yards. This week, the Tigers have to prepare for Homecoming and J.F. Shields.

“Shields is a very talented football team,” Norris said. “We were in a dogfight last year when we went over there to them. We won — we were able to hold on with a last-second pass. Their quarterback is a really good, athletic kid. He makes a lot of plays for them. Our challenge this week to our guys is that we’ve got to be able to control him. He makes a lot of plays with his arm.”

A large crowd is expected to be on hand for the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and her court. Greenville High School’s Marching Tigers will be a part of the festivities as Greenville is off this week.

“It’s always a big deal,” Norris concluded. “We’ve got to focus on what’s important and winning the game is important. Getting over a two-games losing streak is important.”