Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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October 13, 2012

CHS Football: Offensive onslaught

No. 3 Lions score in a hurry, whip Tigers 63-14

Corsicana — The Tigers put together their best game plan and had a great first quarter against No. 3 Tyler John Tyler.

It just wasn’t nearly enough for four quarters.

John Tyler lived up to its billing, scoring 35 points in the second quarter and cruising to a 63-14 victory over the Tigers in the District 16-4A opener Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers (1-5, 0-1) electrified their fans with an 84-yard touchdown pass from Zach Rash to Bobby Wallace with 19 seconds to go in the first quarter to briefly put Corsicana in the football game. Wallace’s two-point conversion tied the game at 14-14, exactly where the Tigers wanted to be.

Then came the John Tyler onslaught. The Lions (5-1, 1-0) played up to their overwhelming talent, scoring 35 unanswered points in the second quarter. They used all of their offensive weapons to put the Tigers away.

It started with Fred Ross’ 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Greg Ward for a 21-14 lead 36 seconds after the Tigers had tied the game. Ross and Ward are John Tyler’s college connection – Ross has committed to Oklahoma State and Ward to Houston.

The Lions kept up the pressure on their next possession, as Ward threw his second of six touchdown passes, a 24-yard strike to Justice Liggins, who got behind Tiger freshman cornerback Tray Owens.

The Tigers fumbled on their next possession, and John Tyler scored again, this time as Darion Flowers caught a 15-yard touchdown pass for a 35-14 lead with 6:24 left in the first half. The Lions scored two more times in the half as DeQuante Woods scored on a 10-yard run and Liggins on a 39-yard touchdown reception for a 49-14 halftime lead.

Woods scored on a 8-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Ward finished off the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ross in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers had drives of 14 and 11 plays in the second half, but couldn’t finish off either possession with points. They did finish with 188 rushing yards as the Tigers kept working on their running game with Nacogdoches next up on the district schedule.

The Tigers still have plenty of time to win their way into the playoffs. Whitehouse (6-0, 1-0) looks like a tough opponent in 16-4A, but Corsicana seems on paper to be on par with the other three teams in the district, Lindale, Nacogdoches and Jacksonville.

There is still plenty of reason to believe, and the Tigers showed flashes in the first quarter of being a team that can win and make the playoffs.

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