by Larry Ham
The Tigers were simply miserable in the first half, falling behind 27-0 after thirty minutes of play. The second half was a different story, and the Tigers appeared to be a different team. They scored thirty unanswered points to take a 30-27 lead with a little more than two minutes to play. Quarterback Sean Stell threw three touchdown passes, two to Raphael Lopes, and one to Terrel McLaughlin. And maybe more importantly, the Tigers may have discovered who their number one running back is. Javin Harrison ran for 170 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns. The Tiger offensive line was magnificent for the second game in a row, opening huge holes for Harrison to run through.
The fact that the Tigers lost a game when they dominated the stat sheet is disappointing for all involved, but in the long run, they will learn a bit about preparation, and hopefully not repeat their first half performance against San Jose, when the Tigers clearly were not ready to play.
The Tigers now will enjoy some home cooking with two straight home games, beginning this Saturday night at seven when they host the Contra Costa Community College Comets. That’ll be a mouthful for your humble reporter, who also broadcasts the Tiger games on the world wide web.
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