CFNN Reporter Ansley Thomas
The Colts took on the Tigers Friday in one of the biggest games of the season. This matchup had all the makings of a good, old fashioned “slobberknocker.” It certainly was. Unfortunately the Colts came up 3 points short in a tough, physical game.
This game was a battle of the defenses, with the final score 10-7. Both offenses combined for 217 yards and just 17 first downs. The Colts top tier defense held South View without a first down in the second half of the game. The Colts defense also had 5 takeaways.
¨Defense did everything we were able to do and got our offense good field position¨ said Junior Safety Avery Moore.
The Colts started the first quarter strong by holding the Tigers off the scoreboard. With 2 minutes and 5 seconds left in the first, Avery Moore got the Colts on the board with a pick six. Tyler Buckley topped it off with the extra point making the score 7-0.
Moore was awarded player of the game for his efforts. ¨On the pick six it was really a team effort. My teammates Tyler Buckley and Jamari Williams put the quarterback and receiver in bad positions, and I picked the ball off and followed my blocks to score.¨ he said.
In the second quarter, the Tigers capped a 95 yard drive with a field goal. Then with 36.5 seconds left in the half, the Tigers quarterback, Jabari Lee connected with Christian Rutledge and for a 5 yard score putting the score at 10-7 at the half.
That would prove to be the final score of the night for either team, as both teams’ defenses dug their heels in and allowed no more points.
Tyler Buckley had an interception in the third quarter. Trevon Thaggard-Smith and Moore also came up with fumble recoveries in the third quarter. Even with the help of timely turnovers and solid field position, the offense just wasn’t able to score in the second half, making the final score 10-7.
The Colts take on Grays Creek this Friday at 7:30. This is the final regular season game, and they boys are ready for a comeback win to end the season.