Tigers dominate to end regular season with 48-8 win over Vernon
by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writer
VERNON-The Blountstown Tigers rolled to an easy win over the Vernon Yellow Jackets last Friday night 48-8.
The Tiger offense scored early and often and the defense continued it’s physical play. The Tigers scored on the first play of the game when Jamal Howard raced down the left sideline untouched for a 49 yard run and an early 6-0 lead.
Blountstown’s next possession ended with a 34 yard TD catch by Kyle Skipper from Bryson Horne. The PAT by Locke Pohto pushed the Tiger lead to 13-0. The Tigers would take the 20-0 halftime lead with a 12 yard TD reception by Howard :37 before the half ended.
Blountstown increased their lead to 26-0 in the 3rd quarter with a 16 yard TD catch by KK Godwin.
The Yellow Jackets would get on the board with a double pass that went for 40 yards and the 2 point run would cut the Tiger lead to 26-8 as the 3rd quarter ended.
The Tigers kicked it into high gear in the fourth quarter, scoring three times. Trevon Mathews scored on a 71-yard run then Trent Peacock ran in the 2 point conversion. Peacock then strolled 68 yards around the left corner on a busted play to score and Alex Valdez finished the night with an 11-yard TD run with 1:13 left.
The Tigers finished with 434 yards of total offense on only 38 plays and plus four in the turnover battle.
Five of seven Blountstown scoring drives went for 4 plays or less. QB Bryson Horne finished the night going 7-16 for 119 yards with 3 TD’s and 0 INT’s. The Tiger rushing attack rolled up 315 total yards with nine Tigers carrying the ball. Javas Davis, Alex Buggs, Blake Landrum and Peacock all had double digit tackles.
The Tigers (8-2) will host the first round of the playoffs this Friday night the 11th against the Chipley Tigers (3-7). Chipley comes to town as the Class A District 4 runner-up. Blountstown beat Chipley in week 3 of this year 42-8. Chipley is coming off of a blowout loss to Holmes County this past week 50-7.
Game time this Friday night will be at 7 p.m. CT.