Bringing in their second win of the season, the Mansfield Jr High Tigers are feeling good. In Thursday nights away game against the West Fork Tigers, Mansfield came prepared for a battle. After securing their first win the week before against Paris, the Tigers were determined to keep those good vibes going. West Fork definitely gave the Tigers a run for their money but after staying focused and capitalizing on West Forks miscues, Mansfield took the win 20-14. The win upgrades the Tigers record to 2-3 on the season.
The first quarter had both teams on top of their defensive game. Mansfield and West Fork took turns shutting down each others plays leaving the scoreboard reading 0-0. Mansfield was first to put points up when Peyton Martin caught a Fisher Willsey pass and ran the ball in for a 25-yard touchdown moving the score to 6-0 Mansfield.
West Fork returned the favor by adding their own touchdown to the board but Mansfield wasn’t having it. Tyler Turnipseed caught a Willsey pass for another Tiger touchdown coupled with the two-point conversion and the score was set to 14-6 at halftime. The start of the third quarter had West Fork looking like they were going to score. When out of nowhere, Austin Quinalty swooped in like a thief in the night stealing West Forks fumbled ball and taking it in for a 31-yard Tiger touchdown.
The Jr High Tigers ended the game with 163 total yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback, Fisher Willsey, completed 12 passes for 155 yards. Caleb Collier achieved four rushes for seven yards. Drew Elmore obtained six receptions for 89 yards. And Logan Cravey caught two receptions for 25 yards along with a fumble recovery. The Mansfield Tigers are looking forward to their next game when they get to face the Greenland Pirates at home on October 3 at 7 p.m.