by Larry Ham
The Reedley College Tigers suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday night, falling to the Modesto Junior College Pirates 56-24.
Defense again was a problem for the Tigers, as the Pirates moved effortlessly up and down the field, putting up 49 first half points. Modesto’s Markus Sanders rushed 20 times for 127 yards and four touchdowns. Quinton McCown passed for 209 yards and two scores.
The Tigers started Freshman Jordan McCarty at Quarterback, and he had some pretty good moments, but as has been the case all season, the Tigers just couldn’t get any sustained offense going. They also lost running back Joshua Andrews to an undisclosed arm injury.
The Tigers play their final two games at home, beginning this Saturday when they host COS at one p.m. It’s homecoming for Reedley College, and nothing would make the Alumni happier than a win over their rivals from Visalia.
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Check out Larry’s recent interview with Coach Randy Whited.
To hear this weekend’s webcast go the the Reedley College website and scroll down for Tiger Football on the web.