Tigers lose one at Mountain View

Friday, September 30, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- The Green Forest junior high Tigers took to the road as they battled Mountain View this past Thursday. However, the Tigers could not catch up with the Bombers, as they fell 32-12.

Once again the rushing attack led the team, which was highlighted by ninth grade running back Kevin Smith, who rushed for 66 yards on nine carries, including one touchdown.

McKenzie Arciga ran for 20 yards on two carries, finding the end zone once.

Santiago Marinez had the biggest night of all rushing for 77 yards on five carries, an average of 15.4 yards per carry, and also had one reception for six yards.

The Tigers are still looking for the team communication and chemistry that will lead them to the win column.

In recent weeks, the coaching staff has been pleased with the rushing contributions that the team has produced, but the effort has not been enough to secure the victory.

Penalties have also hampered Tony Coffey's squad as of late, as have missed assignments on both sides of the ball.

According to Coffey, getting started earlier on defense remains a priority for the team.

Winning the conference remains at the top of Coffey's list.

The progression of the offensive and defensive lines will be critical as the team moves forward.

The Tigers know that the progression is measured on a week-to-week basis and appears to be the mission going forward.

Communication on the line is pivotal as the team looks to cut out the untimely mistakes and miscues.

If the mistakes are taken out of the equation, the Tigers will see a change. The Tigers will play Marshall on Oct. 6 when they will finally be at home.

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