Last year in week nine, the Lakeview Gators beat the Winnfield Tigers in double overtime for their only win of the season. In this year’s rematch, a lot was on the line. Not only were the Tigers fighting for redemption, but also a spot in the playoffs. While the Gators had already clinched the playoffs, a win would give them a home playoff game in the first round. A lot was on the line in the last week of regular season football.
The Tigers won the toss and had the ball first. Every snap would be 5-6 yard increments, enough to get a first down every couple plays. The Tigers would strike first on a 1-yard touchdown run, putting them up 6-0 with 6:16 left in the first.
After the Gators received the ball, they got good rhythm going down the field, but eventually the luck would run out as they committed a turnover on downs at the Winnfield 30. The Gator defense started the next drive off firing forcing a 3rd and 20 right as the first quarter came to a close. Winnfield’s star running back took off for nearly a 60-yard run, moving the momentum right back to the Tigers side as the first quarter ended.
The tigers didn’t wait long in the second quarter to strike, scoring on a 2-yard QB keeper with 10:43 left on the clock. The PAT kick went through the uprights and Winnfield would go up 13-0. After the Gators got the ball…
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