Falcons are no match for Swainsboro

The Tigers travelled down to East Dublin Friday night to take on the No. 2 scoring offense and the No. 4 defense in Class AA football, the East Laurens Falcons.

The Tigers won the coin toss and took to the field. With both teams going 3-and-out on their first possession, the Tigers got the ball at the 2-yard line and 4 plays later, #2 Ty Adams took it 65 yards for the Tigers’ first score.

After the kickoff, the Falcons took over at their 22-yard line and went 3-and-out, having to punt again, when all of a sudden #55 Ryan Gilmore busted through the line and got his first blocked punt of the night and Swainsboro took over at the 6-yard line.

One play later, #1 DeMellow Jones scored and made it 14-0 in favor of Swainsboro.

The Tigers kicked off again to the Falcons and three plays later, they were on to punt. Again, #55 Gilmore got his second blocked punt and a safety, making the score 16-0 Swainsboro.

The Black and Gold kicked off again and two plays later, the Falcons’ QB mishandled the ball, #64 Gauge Coxwell recovered it, and Swainsboro took it at the Falcons’ 46-yard line.

Two plays later, #60 Tra’Lyvion Harris, Offense player of the Game, made a huge block for freshman #12 Bryson Tarver to get the ball down to the Tigers’ 16-yard line, where #2 Ty Adams took it in for Swainsboro’s third TD of the night, making it 22-0 at the half.

East Lauren’s get the ball first to start the second half to only run two plays and fumble the ball at the 25-yard line.

Two plays later, #18 Jakari Nobles fought his way into the end zone, making the score 29-0.

East Laurens, after the kickoff, gets their second first down and from the 32-yard line, the Falcon QB went back to pass and threw a prefect pass to #8 Jerrod Steward, Defensive Player of the Game, who took it to the 1-yard line, where #11 freshman Quin Brown ran it in, making the score 36-0.

Swainsboro kicked off again to the Falcons and boy did the defensive coaches get upset! The Falcons finally saw the other side of the field, taking the ball down to the 26-yard line, but that’s as far as they got, turning the ball over on downs once again.

The Tigers took over at the 26, and freshman Quin Brown took over, getting first down after first down and finally sticking it for for a 6-yard run, making the score 43-0 at the end of the third.

With a running clock, East Laurens picked up their third first down in the fourth, only to come up short for another.

With a short punt, freshman QB Bryson Tarver took the ball from the 31 and, with two carries, put it in for the final score, 50-0.

The Tigers are off this week but will return to Tiger Field on October 15 against Bacon County for Senior Night.

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