Greenville Tigers devour Carroll Eagles
The Greenville Tigers beat the Carroll Eagles in Friday’s home conference game with a final score of 20-7.
Carroll received the opening kickoff and began their opening drive on their 42-yard line.
Despite running the ball to the Greenville 26-yard line, an incomplete pass on fourth down allowed the Tigers to take over on downs on their 26-yard line.
A fumble recovery by Carroll moments later put them within striking distance of a touchdown at the Greenville 14-yard line.
The Tiger’s defense managed to hold them off and forced them to kick for a blocked field goal.
The game’s first score occurred when the Tigers running back Ka’tyleon Phillip secured a nearly 30-yard touchdown towards the end of the second quarter.
The Tigers then tried for a two-point conversion but were unsuccessful.
Greenville received the kickoff to start the second half. A massive return by Jacob Foster set the Tigers at the Carroll 42-yard line to start their drive.
After running the ball to first and goal at the Carroll five-yard line, Tigers quarterback Andre Davidson ran the ball into the end zone for their second touchdown of the night.
The Tigers then secured a two-point conversation after Phillips dove to catch the ball in the end zone.
At the end of the third quarter, the Tigers led the Eagles 14-0.
Although Carroll scored after a 22-yard run in the fourth quarter’s opening, a pick-six by Brandon Boggan at the Greenville 34-yard line secured the Tiger’s victory.
The game ended with a win for the Tigers..
The offense had 284 total yards with 197 rushing and 87 passing. The defense had 204 total yards with 112 passing and 91 rushing.
Greenville Head Coach Josh McLendon said that although this season has had a few disappointments, he is hopeful for the future.
“We’ve played good a few times and not so good a few times,” McLendon said. “Defensively, we’ve been strong all year. We have to continue to work hard and stay aggressive. Good things can happen if we do.”
Greenville will play a conference game at Andalusia this Friday.