Tigers end season as spoilers, beating Greenville 34-17

As we roll back our clocks and welcome in the fall, we say goodbye, until next year, to a cornerstone of Mount Pleasant — Friday Night Lights.

This past Friday was the last game of the season for the Tigers as they traveled to take on Greenville.

The Greenville Lions still had a glimmer of playoff hope.

With a win versus the Tigers and a Sulphur Springs loss, they would be in the big dance.

The Tigers, however, were only hoping to play spoiler.

The Tigers played their role well as they would go on to beat the Greenville Lions by a score of 34-17.

The first half would be a defensive struggle as the Lions would hold a 3-0 lead on the Tigers going into the break.

Head Coach Corey Homer found a way to re-energize his team and they came out blazing in the second half.

The Tigers would score 22 unanswered points to boost their lead to 28-10 with only 7 minutes remaining.

You could see the electricity on the sidelines the Tigers were on their way to closing the season out with a win and picking up their first district win of the year. Both the Lions and the Tigers would trade scores before the final buzzer sounded.

With the 34-17 win over Greenville, the Tigers would finish the season 1-5 in district play and 2-8 on the year. The Tigers finish last in district.

The final Standings for 16 5A are as follows:

1-Marshall-(6-0)

2-Texas High-(5-1)

3-Pine Tree-(3-3) (head-to-head tiebreaker on Sulphur Springs)

4-Sulphur Springs-(3-3)

5-Greenville-(2-4)

6-Hallsville-(1-5) (head-to-head tiebreaker on Mount Pleasant)

7-Mount Pleasant-(1-5)

Tiger football will resume next spring when they are allowed to begin spring practice.

Basketball will beginning this Friday at home, and the Mount Pleasant Tigers will look to defend their district championship.

They will take on Greenhill — tip-off will be at 6 p.m.

Team comes back for win after being down at half

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