Sr Tigers Shoot Perfect Score Against Arrows


By Megan Hecox

The Mansfield Sr High Tigers had a dominating 47-0 victory against the Lavaca Golden Arrows in last nights football game in Lavaca. For the first time in ten years, the Mansfield Tigers have started their season 3-0.

Sr High Head Coach, Craig Bentley had this to say about the Tigers win. We got to play a lot of guys last night and were able to get them some valuable experience. I am very proud of our defense. They are playing fast and physical and our offense has been explosive. I am very excited for our program. It was a little bit of a slow start but when it started clicking we didn’t slow down.”

Clicking is an understatement. The Tigers were firing on all cylinders last night hanging their 47 points in the first half. Offensively, quarterback Ethan Stovall led the Tigers, completing 10 of 18 passes for 102 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running backs Zach Woolbright and Will Meadows both shot through the Golden Arrow defense for touchdowns and Colton Stipins snagged a Stovall pass for a touchdown as well. The Tiger offense spread the ball out between 11 different players totaling 219 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The game wasn’t just an offensive game though. The Mansfield defense not only shut out Lavaca, they also contributed two touchdowns to the scoreboard. Jaicy Griffin picked off a pass from the Lavaca offense and rolled 26 yards for a touchdown while Will Meadows scooped up a Golden Arrow fumble bolting 28 yards for a  Tiger score. Special teams kicker Max Lovelace went an impressive 3 of 6 for extra points after the touchdowns and Ethan Stovall tacked on one two-point conversion.

The Sr Tigers are not only 3-0 in nonconference play, they have hung a total of 115 points on the scoreboard and held their opponents to only 33 points in those three victories. Although those stats are very impressive, Coach Bentley is happy with one more thing most people don’t think about. His team is mentally and physically healthy.

Coach Bentley stated “We said at the beginning of the year that we were done with moral victories and it was time for it to show up in the win column. You want to come out of nonconference healthy and with some momentum and we have done just that. Now its time to carry that momentum into conference play. How we react to winning will determine if we can finally end a long playoff drought. Being 3-0 is great, but the games mean more with conference starting up after our bye week. We have to maintain the mentality of going 1-0 each week. I have full confidence in our kids.”

The Tigers will have a bye week this next week before they travel to West Fork to kick off conference play against the “other” Tigers on September 21 at 7:00 pm.


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