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October 13, 2012

Monster night on the ground gives Tigers win over SaberCats, share of district lead

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“My toe hurt, but I just wanted to do what I could do to help the team,” Hines said. “We knew Southmoore had a strong offense and could score at any time, so my objective tonight was just to do all we could do to keep them off the field.”

Southmoore tried to fight back after falling behind big. Edwards proved elusive all night for the Tigers, and he finished with two rushing touchdowns and 97 yards, while adding 161 passing yard and another score. Running back Karltrell Henderson, whom Nation called “one of the premier backs in the state” prior to the game, had 118 yards a score, but was partially slowed by the SaberCats’ need to throw the ball to conserve time.

And the Tigers’ defense stepped up after the opening drive. The coaches made the correct adjustments during the game, and NHS stiffened up, even stuffing Southmoore on three straight running plays from the goal line to hold the SaberCats scoreless and retake possession.

It’s no secret that NHS likes to run the football. But even armed with the knowledge that the running game was headed their way, the SaberCats couldn’t do enough to stop the triple option attack, led by quarterback Zach Long, who needed to throw just three passes in the victory.

The win was an important step toward a possible district championship, and the Tigers can take an even bigger one next week when they meet co-leader Edmond Santa Fe.

“This was a great win for us, especially after the loss to Southmoore last year,” senior Dalon Lehenbauer said. “This gives us a big boost going into next week.”

Corbin HoslerFollow me @Chosler88chosler@normantranscript.com

 

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