Lovelady is out, Bremond is in; Tigers vs. Tigers in quarter-finals
For these two teams to meet at this junction of the playoffs is only fitting. Some would call it poetic justice that the two sets of Tigers get a chance to settle this score on the field, especially since Tenaha ousted Bremond from the Playoffs in 2012, 38-7. That loss has been a thorn in Bremond’s side and this year the Tigers look to remove that thorn that has pained them.
Now after 3 rounds of playoff games the Bremond Tigers get a chance to settle an old score.
Tenaha only lost one player from the team that played for a State Championship in 2012. Almost 6000 yards of offense and 66 touchdowns return on the offense, spread among running backs Chavis Gregory, Cobe Carraway, receivers Keontas Davis and DeAndre Thomas and quarterback J.R. Hill. Tenaha has outscored their last 5 opponents by 269-15. Ten starters also return on defense, so this will not be an easy test for the “Big Red” on either side of the ball.
Tenaha has only a 17-10 loss to 2A playoff team Garrison on their record. This will certainly be Bremond’s toughest opponent of the 2013 season. These Tigers have been ferocious on defense all season long, allowing no more than 14 points in any game. Draven Dennison, Colby Wilganowski, Jarvis Jones, and the Hull brothers, Harrison and Hamilton, have been the backbone of the Tigers playoff run.
Bremond seems poised and ready, after a tough win in the Regional Semi-Finals over District rival the Lovelady Lions, 28-7. The Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 lead by halftime, on a safety by Dennison, an improbable 77 yard run by Cade Grych from his own 1 yard line to the Lions 22 yard line, set up a Josh Anderson 2 yard touchdown run. Grych would toss an 8 yard touchdown pass to RayAndre Browning and score on a 1 yard himself early in the 2nd quarter and the Tigers would add an insurance score after Lovelady closed to 21-7, on another Grych run of 1 yard for a touchdown to build the final advantage to 28-7.
The “Big Red” defense completely shut down Lovelady’s Emanuel Williams and limited the Lions to a minus 19 yards rushing the football.
Now all is set and the two sets of Tigers with a history against each other will fight it out for the right to claim the Quarterfinal Championship at a site to be determined.
Michael Cotton \ Robertson County News