Tiger Football sets school record against Seguin
It was supposed to be a game for “all the marbles” in district play and for three quarters it was all of that. When the going gets a little tough, the tough get going. Dripping Springs was not about to share with anyone this year and took their marbles home with them as they scored a school record 42 points in the fourth quarter to put the Seguin Matadors away 66-28. With that win the Tigers have all but mathematically clinched the title. They have already defeated the two contenders with only two of the weaker teams of the district left to play.
Seguin was known to have some talented individuals that could be trouble but also they had lost all of their non-district games and only beaten the weak teams in district. So the contest was still a mystery. However, it was a mystery the Tigers figured out on defense and offense quickly and by the end it was no contest. A fresh norther and strong winds put the chill factor in the 40's.
After an exchange of punts the Tigers went to work with a 13-play, 94 yard drive, mostly on the runs of Preston Alford. He would take it in from the one and Coleman Chapman kicked the EP. 7-0. Another exchange of punts and it's Seguin's turn. A one yard run climaxed the 51 drive but a bad snap prevented them from the EP. So it was 7-6 midway of the second. Andres Flores-Perry took the KO and returned it 71 yards to set up Desi de la Cruz's 23 FG. 10-6. Cameron O'Banan powered in from the one on the last play of the half to allow the Tigers a 17-6 margin.
Seguin climbed back into the game in the third when a big pass play led to a score and the two-pointer cut the Tiger lead to 17-14. A Tiger fumble turned the ball over and Seguin made them pay by scoring on a 26 pass and take the lead 20-17. Little time for elation as Curtis Cox shouldered the next drive and scored from the 12 to retake the lead 24-20.
Tired of letting the Matadors hang around, the Tigers would explode in the final quarter. On the first play of the quarter Alford took it in from the six. Alford would follow that one with an 11 run. A 29-run by Cox expanded the lead to 44-20. Seguin had their final hurrah with another one run TD. Alford picked up his fourth TD on a 5 run. The educated toe of de la Cruz got his kick by the receiver and Hunter Northrup ran it down at the 22. Tyler Herron got that yardage on the next play. 59-28. The icing on the cake came when Keith Teague leaped high to intercept a pass at the 50 and returned it for the final TD.
The overall play of the offense and defense in this game proves they are ready for the playoffs. Hopefully, they can keep this edge while going through their last two games and getting ready for either a rematch with Manor or Georgetown in the bi-district match. Nevertheless, it will be a home game. Tomorrow night the Tigers will travel to Nelson Field for the third time this year to play Northeast (Reagan). Kickoff is 7:30.
Game stats (DS first): First downs: 24-13; Rushing: 52-378, 31-83; Passing: 144-247; Passes: 9-13-0, 13-27-1; Punts: 2-22.0, 5-33.8; Penalties: 8-42, 3-20; Fumbles lost: 1-3, 0-0.
Tiger stats: Rushing: Cox 22-186 2TD; Alford 23-160 4TD; Herron 1-22 TD; O'Banan 6-6 TD. Passing: Alford 6-9-92; O'Banan 3-4-52. Receiving: O'Banan 3-35; Zach Tjelmeland 2-14; Flores-Perry 1-38; Austin Hulon 1-29; Alford 1-11; PJ Howe 1-6. Int: Teague 1-50 TD. KOR: Flores-Perry 2-77; Garrett Betts 1-6.
Tackles: (unassist/asst): Northrup 8-4, Jakob Joy 4-5, Hulon 3-5, Brock Bollinger 3-2, Scotty Crosby 3-2, Liam Dahl 0-4, Wes Dube 2-1, Perry 2-0, Garland Hodges 2-0, Colby White 1-1, Chance Wylie 1-1, Betts 1-0, Spencer Dance 1-0, Teague 1-0, Sergio Sanchez 0-1, Carson Hans 0-1, Colby Collins 0-1.