Pictured is #13 Cordell Stone
The Little League Football season started up on Saturday, September 7th with the Mansfield Tigers not disappointing as they dominated the Mountainburg Dragons 36-8 in both of their games. The Tigers were one of the favorites picked to win the West Central Football League championship this season and they definitely showed everyone that they are capable of achieving that goal.
Mansfield’s 3rd and 4th grade team kicked the night off first against the Dragons. The Tigers wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as they took the first play of the game within seconds. Mansfield’s offense leaned on their impeccable speed which set the field on fire racking up 36 points on the Mountainburg defense. Mountainburg attempted a late push in the game, but the Tigers defense had no part of it. Mansfield’s 3rd and 4th grade team were able to hold the Dragons to only one score ending the game with a lopsided 36-8 victory.
The Tigers 5th and 6th grade squad were the definitions of balance in their big win over Mountainburg. The offense scored with multiple different players in multiple different ways. The Tigers were able to flawlessly execute passes, runs up the middle, and sweeps around the outside with precision, lighting up the scoreboard with 36 points. The Tiger defense made short work of all attempts Mountainburg made to get into the end zone. They were in Mountainburg’s backfield all night disrupting the Dragons plans at every turn only giving up 8 points and ended the game defeating Mountainburg 36-6.
Mansfield was able to not only get the wins, but they were also able to get every player on both teams time on the field providing them with valuable game experience. The Tigers will take their 1-0 records north on Saturday, September 14 when they face the Greenland Pirates starting at 6 p.m.