Greenville Lions roar past Tigers in season’s final junior varsity contest

It was the final game of the season for the JV Mount Pleasant Tigers as they hosted the Greenville Lions at Sam Parker field this past Thursday. The game didn’t go as planned for the Tigers as they had difficulty stopping the Lions all night long, resulting in 35-8 victory for Greenville.

A promising opening drive by the Tigers saw them lose possession on fourth and short at the Lions’ 15 yard line. Greenville answered quickly, driving the field and scoring on a 7-yard run, and with the extra point that made the score 7-0 Lions.

Greenville’s next drive ended in a 12-yard pass to the end zone and with another good conversion the score was now 14-0. That brought the game to halftime.

The Lions received the second half kickoff and quickly drove the field and scored on an 18-yard TD run and the Tigers now found themselves in a 21-0 hole. A bad exchange on the punt caused good field position for the Lions and they again scored, to make it 28-0.

The defense held for most of the rest of the game until Greenville connected on a long pass late and scored once again to make it 35-0.

The Tigers answered this time with Kaleb Thompson connecting with Brock Cooper on a 43-yard pass down to the Lion 2 yard line. The next play saw Thompson find Terrick Johnson in the back of the end zone for the score.

Thompson found Cooper on a quick 2-point conversion play to bring the score to 35-8. The Tigers end their season with a record of 3-7 (1-5).

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