Tigers run by Paris Eagles 30-6 as Queen Tianna cheers
GREEN FOREST -- The Tiger senior high football team ran through the Paris Eagles for 263 yards on 45 carries for a 30-6 victory on Friday, adding a little luster to Homecoming Queen Tianna Anderson's big night.
Anderson watched the Tigers (3-2, 1-1) take a 16-0 halftime lead behind Robbie Ness' 100 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown, Craig Couey's 30 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Austin McCullough, and a 31-yard field goal from Luis Castillo.
Ness added an 87 yard run to the Eagle 1-yard line in the third quarter, was stripped of the ball, with Couey corralling the pigskin for six at the back of the end zone to make it 23-0 after Castillo kicked his second extra point of the night.
Green Forest's final touchdown came at 10:55 of the fourth quarter when Dylan Allen intercepted an Eagle pass and dashed 29 yards to paydirt. Castillo added the final point on the kick after and it was 30-zero.
Paris did score with 4:58 to go on a 3-yard plunge, but the extra point failed, making the final 30-6 score.
"We had good blocking by the offensive line and fullback Cody Kilgore in the running game," Coach Bill Gotto said. "Robbie (Ness) had 100 yards the first half, and that big 87 yard run.
"Dylan Allen had a big play in his first start, and Luis Castillo did a good job kicking, and a good game at safety. Hayden Poff had a 75-yard touchdown run called back on a penalty," Gotto added.
The next two weeks the Tigers face Atkins and Lamar, two of the top three teams in preseason picks in the 3A-4 Conference, along with Perryville. Atkins beat Mountain View 50-20, and Lamar beat Yellville-Summit 42-6 Friday.
"Atkins is always solid with just one loss to Dardanelle," Gotto said. "Lamar doesn't have a league loss yet."
The Tigers travel to Atkins this Friday, then host Lamar on Oct. 17.
Rushing- Team- 263 yds. on 45 carries. Ness- 15/187; Abel Reyes- 12/20; McCullough- 6/24; Kilgore- 2/4; Josiah Goodman- 3/0; David Rios- 5/19; Poff- 1/4; Matthew Swofford- 1/5.
Passing- McCullough- 3/4 for 45 yds, 30-yd. TD pass to Couey.
Receiving- Couey- 2/35; Ness- 1/10.
First downs- GF- 12; PA- 7.
Penalties- GF- 6/60; PA- 4/25.
Fumbles- GF- 4, lost 1; PA- 4, lost 1.
Kickoff returns- Reyes- 1/25; Allen- 1/10.
Tackles- (solo/assist) McCullough- 0/4; Allen- 1/2, Int. for TD; Rios- 1/0; Wesley Kilbourn- 1/3; Ness- 1/0, caused fumble; Castillo- 2/6, rec. fumble; Kilgore- 3/2; Caleb Eagleson- 1/2; Keith Horton- 0/1; Jeffrey Kolb- 1/2, caused fumble; Jared Norris- 0/1; Gary Smith- 2/1; Miguel Pedraza- 1/0; Salvador Hernandez- 2/4; Justin Snyder- 0/5; Matt Snyder- 0/2; Couey- 1/0, Int. for 5 yds; Poff- 1/1.