In Jamboree action, Tigers take down Lions 10-0 in defensive struggle
Published 12:04 am Saturday, August 24, 2013
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Central High Athletic Director Toriano Baker said Friday’s football jamboree played at Calhoun would be to “knock out the cobwebs.” While both the Central Lions and the Calhoun Tigers played sloppy at times on offense in the pre-season event, both squads showed defensive grit in a contest won by Calhoun 10-0.
The only scores in the contest came on a 28-yard pass from Calhoun quarterback Jamine Jordan to big tight end Jeffery Moss with four seconds left in the first quarter, a 2-point conversion by JeMarcus Rhimes and on a safety created by the Tiger defense with 4:28 left in the first half.
But Central head football coach James Bibb was upbeat about his team’s play. “I see a lot positive,” Bibb said. “Defense did pretty much what we expected to do.”
Bibb said the Lions put forth a total team effort, but have to “fine tune a lot of things. We’re just too inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball.”
Bibb said his Lions are young with most being ninth graders who never lined up to play football before. “But, I’m real proud of them,” he said.
He noted the defensive play of Devin Hunter and Darryl Dixon. He said they opened things up for linebackers T.J. Saffold and Marcus Flowers.
Calhoun head football coach Bill Williamson also praised his Tiger defense.
“I thought our defense played well,” he said. He also liked the TD pass from Jordan to Moss.
Calhoun will open the season against Dallas County on the road on Friday, Aug. 30 while Central will travel to Florala. Both are non-regional contests.