by Larry Ham
In Bowling, a 300 game is called “perfect”. In Golf, a hole-in-one is considered a “perfect” shot. Perfection in football is a bit more difficult to define, but the Reedley College Tigers came pretty close Saturday night as they scored their first win of the season, dominating the West Hills Falcons 33-7 at Reedley High School Stadium.
If not for a missed tackle in the first quarter, it would have been a shutout, and the statistics tell the story of a game that was just about as one-sided as you’ll see. The Tigers had 29 first downs to just six for the visitors from Coalinga. The Tigers ran 86 plays to 47 for West Hills. The Tigers were eight of fifteen in third down conversions, while the Falcons only converted one in eleven chances. I could go on, but you get the idea. The Tigers played a terrific game. New Offensive Coordinator Scott Stark has brought several new dimensions to the Tiger offense, and it is really beginning to show.
Individually, Freshman Running Back Nigel Simmons had another great game, scoring three touchdowns, and rushing for 84 yards. Josh Andrews contributed 65 yards on 21 carries.
The only bad news for the Tigers was a potentially serious injury to starting Center Tyler Healy, who suffered a separated left shoulder. No word yet as to how much time he’ll miss.
The Tigers have a great chance to make it a two game win streak this coming Saturday night at seven, as they host winless Hartnell College.
Week Three Report Card:
Special Teams B
Player of the Week: Nigel Simmons
Check back here the following Monday at 7 p.m. for our next game recap. The Tiger Football schedule can be found on our event calendar. Also, this Saturday watch for a new Reedley College Football interview!