Junior Varsity Tigers drop home game to Texarkana
It was a case of too little, too late for the Mount Pleasant JV Tigers at home Thursday versus Texarkana.
A late scramble for a score by Kaleb Thompson was just not enough for the Tigers to overcome a 21-0 deficit in the second half.
Texas High scored once in the first half in what was a good defensive battle to open the game, and led 7-0 at the half. In the second half, Texarkana opened up with great field position and quickly turned it into 7 more, making the score 14-0 for the Tigers (the bad guys).
Mount Pleasant seemed to finally get things going on a promising drive in the third quarter that carried over into the beginning of the fourth quarter. The hard running of Jaylen Williams led the Tigers, behind some good blocking up front.
What would have propelled the Tigers back into the thick of things turned south quickly as a turnover deep in scoring position erased their chance to score.
Texarkana capitalized on the very next play from scrimmage as a handoff was taken around left end and raced 65 yards for the score, to put them up 21-0.
Mount Pleasant had that “never say die” attitude though, and fought back to put the score at 21-6 on the Thompson scramble. Mount Pleasant 3-5 (1-3) will be on the road next week to take on the Sulphur Springs Wildcats at Sulphur Springs’ newly renovated complex.
It’s a short drive for the home fans to go watch an exciting football team. Go Tigers!