Tigers fall on last play of game

Published 3:35 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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It was a battle all the way to the end Friday night in Rehobeth.

The Rebels struck first wit 5:47 left in the first quarter with an 8-yard touchdown pass, going up 7-0.

The Tigers were able to capitalize on turnover by the Rebels caused by Greenville’s Chrishon Crenshaw and Samuel Sherling sneaked into the end zone with just over 5 minutes left in the second quarter, and the Tigers converted for two points, putting them up 8-7.

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With 3:25 left in the third quarter, Greenville went up 16- 7 and would hold that lead, until 2:03 left in the game, when Rehobeth scored a late touchdown, but missed the extra point.

Greenville got the ball back with the score 16-13, but was unable to move the ball for the needed first down and the Rebels’ defense forced the Tigers to put.

Rehobeth got the ball back at its own 31 with just over a minute left in the game.

RHS quarterback Peyton Stephens ran 6 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game to defeat Greenville 19-16.

Leading up to the final play of the game, a Greenville penalty set the Rebels at the 6-yard line with 7.6 seconds left on the clock.

Greenville had 190 total yards, with 7 passing yards and 183 yards rushing. The Tigers were 5-of-11 on third down conversions and had one interception.

Rehobeth had 214 total yards, with 135 passing yard and 79 yards rushing. The Rebels were 4-of-12 on third down conversions and had one fumble.

The Tigers (4-2) travel to Carroll of Ozark Friday night. Greenville won last year’s matchup 28-7.

Carroll is 2-3 on the season and 2-1 in region play.

Head coach Josh McLendon said it was a tough loss.

“ Our kids played extremely hard,” he said. “I am really proud of how they played. It was a tough loss, but we are on to another tough region game. Carroll is well coached and they will be ready to play.’

McLendon said they do have a few players out, but as with all other schools, they just have to go with what they have.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m., in Ozark.