Tigers Take Panthers
J. C. Tilton
Turnovers and lost opportunities hurt TVS in their game
against Ansonia. South had two drives that went deep into
Tiger territory only to end in interceptions.
Another opportunity slipped away when Ansonia
had a poor punt that would have given the Panthers the ball around the Ansonia
35 yard line. But a roughing the kicker
call allowed the Tigers to wiggle off the hook with a fresh set of downs.
drive was vintage Tiger ball. A 20 play drive that went almost
the length of the field and chewed up over 10 minutes of clock. They did make a gutsy play call on that drive
when Ansonia went for it on 4th
and inches on their own 20 yard line and made it. Ansonia
punched in their first score early in the second quarter. South tried to answer and advanced the Ansonia
25 yard line where an interception ended their drive. Ansonia
was able to mix the run and pass and make it 14-0 on a Beisner 7 yard TD run
just before halftime.
The Panthers made some halftime adjustments and the defense
stymied the Tigers. I don't know that they managed more than one first down in
the third quarter. And TVS drove the
ball into Ansonia territory where a Josh Flynn to Corey Bassler pass set up a
quarterback keeper for South's first score of the night. It was 14-7 at the end of the 3rd
some adjustments of their own and on their next drive Fasnacht broke away for Ansonia's
longest run of the night with a 32 yard TD run. The Tigers had wiggled out of
danger again and reextended their lead 22-7.
Later in the quarter the Tigers would add a 25 yard field goal. South
had the last score of the night - Corey Bassler caught a Flynn pass on the 22
yard line. South called his number again and this time
struck paydirt. But the curtain closed on South as their final drive simply ran
out of clock at midfield.