The Tigers stepped up their defensive game in the second half with two turnovers to stop the shootout between the two teams and claim a 49-39 victory over the Phoenix.
“We’ll take the win,” Adairsville coach Jim Kremer said. “Give Sonoraville credit though. They came ready to play.”
The two teams battled fairly evenly in the first half.
Sonoraville scored first but then fell behind Adairsville until the Phoenix scored successive touchdowns in the third quarter, giving them a brief lead at 31-28 with 5:07 showing in the frame.
The Tigers roared back the next series after fielding the ball at their own 33. Then Tiger quarterback Marcus Childers hit Andrew Ward about 15 yards downfield and Ward ran through heavy traffic to complete a 54-yard scoring play that he punctuated by ramming the final three yards through two would-be-tacklers to reclaim the lead, at 35-32, with 4:39 showing in the quarter.
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