The 7th grade Mansfield Tigers kicked off their first game of the football season against the Waldron Bulldogs with a too hot to handle 24-14 victory. The Tigers wasted no time proving they meant business by throwing points on the board right out of the gate and putting the Bulldogs back in their doghouse.
Quarterback, Jeremy Strozier, led his team with graceful authority by making precise passes and smooth handoffs the entire length of the game. Austin Oldham was too quick for the Bulldogs to catch as he lit the field on fire bringing in two touchdowns and a two-point conversion for Mansfield.
A handoff from Strozier to Trey Powell put a touchdown on the board as Powell bobbed and weaved out of the Bulldogs grasp making sure Mansfield stayed on the top. Also contributing to the Tigers final score was Winston Allison and Toby Towe each bringing in a two-point conversion. Defensively, the powerful contributions from Dakota Deer, Brandon Raynor, Austin Ruiz, James Olinghouse, and Camden Nottingham, helped to ensure that the Bulldog playmakers were shut down at every door.
Head Coach, Tim Cothran, had this to say about the Tigers “I am very pleased with the seventh graders’ effort on the field. Their execution was good and their ability to adjust to their surroundings was great. This team has excellent heart and determination.” Up next on the agenda for the Tigers are the Golden Arrows on September 12 at Lavaca with 7th grade starting at 5:30 p.m.