Greenville tames Tallassee

Published 1:20 pm Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Greenville Tigers boast 18 regional championships since 1980 and two state championship titles and are looking to add to their record. Currently rankled number two in region two, just under Pike Road, the Tigers have had a good season so far and started off the playoffs with a win against Tallassee 32-0.

Rushing the field in all black with gold details, the Greenville Tigers looked fired up from the last minute talk Coach Josh McLendon gave his team before the start of the first round of playoffs.

The first kickoff by the Greenville Tigers was almost covered by a Greenville Tiger, showing Tallassee they were not playing around.

Greenville applied pressure right from the start, keeping Tallassee caged and unable to move the ball.

With three minutes left in the first quarter, Laquan Robinson made a seven-yard run to the end zone for the Tigers.

The Tiger’s two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

After blocking a punt by Tallassee, Tigers defensive back Johnathan Purifoy Jr. took it to the house after a 30-yard run.

There was no score in the second quarter.

At halftime, the Tigers led Tallassee 12-0.

The Tigers received the second-half kickoff.

After Purifoy’s turnover at the 35-yard line halfway through the third quarter, the Tigers made it a three-possession game after Ronald Davis ran two yards to the end zone.

The Tiger’s two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

Toward the end of the third quarter, a touchdown pass from Andre Davidson to Robinson put the Tigers at a 24-0 lead.

Robinson then successfully secured the two-point conversion.

Halfway into the fourth quarter, Robinson scored the final touchdown of the night.

Tallassee fought for the remainder of the fourth quarter.

With the win, the Tigers are now 8-3 for the season.

The Tigers will go on the road to face the UMS-Wright Prep Bulldogs in the second round of the 5A playoffs this Friday.