Tiger sub varsity teams take 3 of 6 from Navasota

THURSDAY: The freshmen and junior varsity host Navasota with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers travel to Navasota with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m.

Because of a number of injuries, the freshmen and junior varsity teams will combine to form one team for the remaining two games.

Junior varsity

Despite an early lead, the Tigers surrendered 23 unanswered points in a 37-16 loss.

After Anthony Fisher busted in from the two-yard line to hand the Tigers (2-5-1, 1-3) an 8-7 lead, they would not cross the goal line again until late in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard pass from quarterback Miguel Alonzo to Dillon Goodman with Navasota leading 23-16.

The R at t lers t hen quick ly scored from 71 and 10 yards out to seal the game.

According to coaches, Alonzo and Zach Garza were the standouts.

Freshmen Navasota crossed the goal line twice late in the fourth quarter to erase a 20-7 Tiger lead and salvage a 20-20 tie.

Tiger offensive lineman Michael Blythe clears the way for teammate Excell Nelson in the junior varsity's 20-20 tie with Navasota. Tiger offensive lineman Michael Blythe clears the way for teammate Excell Nelson in the junior varsity's 20-20 tie with Navasota. The Tigers (4-3-1, 1-3) scored once in each of the first three quarters to snag the lead.

Excell Nelson went 12 yards for the Tigers' first score, followed by Markus Hayes' 18-yard scamper in the second quarter.

Kentrae Davis opened the second half with a 12-yard scoring strike from Brinkley for a 20-7 advantage.

Coaches said Hayes, Ethan Brinkley and Jerry Vargas were t he of fensive leaders, while Hayes, Juan Hernandez and Andrew Jenkins were standouts on defense.

Eighth grade

James David's 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter pushed the Tigers past Navasota 20-12.

Elijah Brooks opened the scoring for the Tigers (4-2) in the second quarter for a 6-0 lead.

A 45-yard run by David and a 20-yard catch by Pete Heintze and a 21-yard run by David set up a 15-yard scoring strike from Clayton Gibbs to Tyler Harrington for a 14-0 lead.

After Navasota closed the gap to 14-12, David turned in his long run for the victory.

O f fensively, Brook s, Ha rrington, guard Jose Abila and center Cody Mynar were the leaders.

Defensively, NG Odell Barnes, DB jamar Hopkins, LB Heintze and LB Austin Caffey led the way.

8B—DeVante Burgess' fourth quarter six-yard run provided the difference in the Tigers 8-6 win over Navasota to remain unbeaten on the season at 3-0.

Defensive lineman Zavan Gipson and linebacker Chris Cosas provided the Tigers with their first points of the game with a safety in the second quarter.

The offense was led by Burgess, WR Darius Ford, QB Argenis Alonzo, OL Marco Romo and OL D.J. Cook.

The defense was led by Romo (fumble recovery), Gipson (sack), Casas, Cody Alexander (sack), JaVante Gates (fumble recovery) and Cale Garza.

Seventh grade

The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season with a 12-8 setback to Navasota and now stand 5-1.

Pierce Loth's one-yard blast in the first quarter was the Tigers' lone score in the loss.

Dailynn Ramey, Derek Whitsell and Dillan Ford were standouts.

7B—Mario Buentello's 55-yard touchdown run wasn't enough to push the Tigers past Navasota in an 8-6 loss.

Standouts for the 1-4 Tigers were OL Scottie Grimes, LB Neftali Esparza, FB Eric Davenport, DL Tyler Rodriguez, QB Mason Crump and WR Tucker Tovar.

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