The Swainsboro Tigers began their chase for a title with a 20-0 win over Metter in the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs. As the Tigers showed in game one of the season, they were more physical and better than Metter. They had to go prove it again, and once again, they did. This was a big-time bounceback win for the Tigers, after dropping their last two games of the regular season.
A happy Coach Scott Roberts said, “Our kids played with great effort and did a great job of not getting frustrated when adversity hit us several times. We created several turnovers, which is always huge, and we took care of the football on offense. That’s a winning formula for playoff football.”
The Tigers offense was back to its normal self with 324 yards on the ground and 59 through the air. Jordon Williams led the way with 134 yards on 16 carries with Qin Brown following him with 131 yards on 12 attempts and a touchdown. Bryson Tarver and Demello Jones both added a touchdown in the Tigers 20-0 win.
Let’s give the defense some love, as they shut down Metter and created turnovers. In two games against Metter, they’ve only allowed seven points. This is the side of the ball that can lead Swainsboro back to a title berth, but that’s not their focus right now. They have to get ready for Lamar County. Lamar is 9-2 on the season, one of those coming from Dublin.
Coach Roberts noted, “Lamar County is a very scrappy bunch that plays extremely hard. It’s exactly the kind of football team you expect to see from this point forward.”
The Tigers are on the road again, as they should be the rest of the playoffs. It’s a 132-mile drive for those who plan on attending or are considering it. Let’s take a crowd to Lamar County and pull off another big win. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.