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7th Grade Tigers Maintain Undefeated Glory

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The Mansfield 7th grade Tigers have once again added another victory feather to their cap and this time it was against the West Fork Tigers. The Gold Tigers didn’t go down without a fight though. Every move that Mansfield made, West Fork was there to match it step by step. By halftime, the score read 0-0 and the Tigers knew that they were going to have to come up with some new tricks during the break if they wanted to have a shot at victory.

#23 Trey Powell

Whatever the Mansfield coaches said to the Tigers did the trick. In the second half, Trey Powell and Jeremy Strozier each secured two Tiger touchdowns with Powell also rushing for a two-point conversion ending the game with a score of 14-0 Mansfield. “These guys are a special group,” expressed Coach Tim Cothran. “We have a solid talent level at all positions and for us, that is a tremendous positive.”

#61 Zach Chapman, #2 Brandon Raynor, and #19 Dakota Deer

“You always have a handful every year that has special skills but every one of these young men brings something to the table. They love the game, they love to learn, they love to be coached. What impresses me most is how well they take their in-game coaching.” With this win, the 7th grade Tigers have upgraded their season record to 4-0. Up next for Mansfield will be the Greenland Pirates at home on October 3 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Running the ball is #7 Jeremy Strozier followed by #2 Raynor and #6 Austin Oldham

“With 7th grade, we don’t get a lot of info or share a lot of info but I can tell you that this years Greenland team will be well-coached, they will play hard, and they will have some good players. Our guys continue to improve daily and they will be ready to play.”

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