Junior Tigers take care of Pea Ridge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When a team comes away from a 25-8 win feeling disappointed, things are usually going in the right direction for a football team. This was the case Thursday night when the Green Forest Tigers won at Pea Ridge.

"The first half did not go good at all," Green Forest coach Ryan Whetham said. "If we would have played like we did last week, we would have put them away in the first half and got our second and third teamers in there during the second half so they could play quite a bit, but we couldn't do that. We had to wake them up a little bit at halftime. They played much better in the second half."

Whetham is still pleased to get the win.

"An ugly win is better than a pretty loss," Whetham said. "We will take it."

Whetham knows there are several areas the Tigers need to get better in.

"I was kind of disappointed in our offensive line," Whetham said. "I expected our offensive line to dominate football games, not just one or two or three. I expect our offensive line to dominate the entire season. That is what we have come to expect. We take pride in our offensive line."

Whetham acknowledged his skill players played well and it showed. Reiley Gordan completed five of six passes and threw a touchdown pass to Adrian Serna. Barrett Phillips had a rushing touchdown. Bryan Soto and Ashton Grunwald also had receptions.

On Thursday, Green Forest hosts Berryville. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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