By Daniel Jones, editor, Sabine Index
The 0-8 Lakeview Gators were no match for the Many Tigers during a home game at John Curtis Tiger Stadium in Many on October 19. The problems for Lakeview were apparent from the start. After taking the initial kickoff a Gator was upended at the 27-yard line, beginning their first offensive series of the night. Shortly after an illegal procedure penalty against Lakeview, it was Myron Warren, who has been receiving lots of interest from large Division 1 colleges after opening up his recruiting again, dropped the quarterback with a huge tackle.
The Gators were forced to punt, giving the Tigers fantastic field position due to a horse collar tackle, which added 15 on to the initial return. The Tigers went to work quickly, making it into Gator territory after a return by Shacori Williams. However, it was quarterback Cadillac Rhone calling his own number to bring about the first touchdown of the night. After a successful two-point conversion thanks to Terrence Williams, the Tigers were up 8-0.
The Tigers attempted an onside kick to no avail, as the Gators fell on the ball, giving them the ability to capitalize on good field position, which they did after Jamarcus Jackson. A filed conversion left the Gators training by two. The Tigers received a kickoff to begin their second possession at 5:45 left in the first quarter. Although Caleb Leach was overthrown on one pass, it didn’t take long for Williams to roll over tacklers for a fresh first down before putting up a 51-yard run for the second Many touchdown.
After the conversion the score sat at 15-6 in Many’s favor. The Tigers had a great offensive series not long after, scoring on a great pass to Drake Dye for a touchdown bringing the score to 21-6. Tackles from Tavier Williams and Jacolby Cade punctuated a short possession by the Gators, with Cade dropping what would surely have been a pick six.
Before halftime, the Tigers would see additional scores by Ni’Kendrick Carter and Williams, who would celebrate his third touchdown of the night shortly before halftime. As the teams left the field the score was 42-6. The Tigers received to open the second half, which didn’t last long as the coaches elected to have a running clock.
Highlights of the second half included Jacolby Cade getting an interception and another Tiger touchdown that brought the final score to 50-6.