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Tigers maul Panthers
J. C. Tilton

Friday night South faced off against the Ansonia Tigers. Both teams are having an off season. And on paper it looked like an even matchup. But the Panthers ended up feeling like Roy Horn of Siegfield and Roy as they went home with their 7th defeat of the season. The grass was slick from an earlier rain as the 40+ strong Ansonia team lined up against the 25 or so players of Twin Valley South. This late in the season, injuries are starting to be factor for the already thin South lineup. Most notably South was without the services of 2 way starter and punter Kyle Rehmert. Losing this senior meant that two starting slots had to be filled by younger players and the punting duties likewise fell to backups.

Anthony Armstrong started at quarterback for South. He was able to put together a drive in the first quarter. The drive stalled in Tiger territory and on 4th down Brad Unger faked a punt and was able to connect with sophomore Justin Flynn for a first down. Later in the drive Armstrong connected with Jobe Hickey for a 25 yard TD catch. South failed to convert and they had their only lead of the night 6-0. In the second quarter a poor punt by South was turned into an Ansonia TD. South had to punt from about the 6. The punt was shanked and it took an Ansonia bounce and rolled back towards the endzone. An alert Ansonia player grabbed the rolling ball and ran it into the endzone for a TD. Ansonia made the extra point and went up 7-6.

South could not do much on their possession and Ansonia took over. They put together a 70+ yard drive and went up 14-6. TVS tried to generate some offense and move the ball a little. But the drive stalled on the TVS 42. They tried for a first down on 4th and 6 and couldn't get a first. Ansonia took the ball and drove it into the endzone and went up 20-6. The second half saw Ansonia control the ball and score some more while South struggled. The game ended with Ansonia connecting on a last second field goal to win by a final score of 40-6.


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