Tigers bruise Vinemont Eagles, 49-6


BLOUNTSVILLE – It was all J.B. Pennington Tigers Friday for homecoming night; they beat the visiting Vinemont Eagles, 49-6.

Vinemont won the toss and elected to receive hoping to get on the scoreboard first, but instead got a quick three-and out. The Tigers didn’t seem to have a problem on their opening drive, going 83 yards, and capping it off with Jalon Bullard rumbling in from 3 yards out with 6:09 remaining in the opening quarter to put the Tigers up 7-0 after the PAT.

After another quick three-and-out by the Eagles, the Tigers only needed one play to find the end zone again, when Noah Allison found Austin Hyatt for a 48-yard touchdown to put the Tigers up, 14-0, after the good extra point.

Pennington found the end zone again with ease when Allison found Cole Littleton for a 46-yard touchdown, stretching the Tigers’ lead to 21-0 with 11:50 to go in the second quarter.

It just wasn’t the Eagles’ night as they seemed to have everything go against them, giving the ball back to the Tigers by way of a fumble. Two plays later Sheldon Blythe scored from 1 yard out to make the score 28-0 with 10:53 remaining in the first half.

The Eagles didn’t lay down, continuing to fight, and a Jack Hill to Dustin Moore 80-yard catch and run set up a Carl Price 1-yard touchdown at the 7:50 mark of the second quarter, putting the Eagles on the board 28-6.

Pennington’s Allison to Littleton combination struck again, this time from 19 yards out, stretching the Tigers’ lead to 35-6.

Halftime couldn’t come quickly enough for the Eagles as Pennington tacked on another score when Nikolas Brown ran it in to make it 42-6 with 2:39 til the break.

Late in the third, Allison added a 1-yard touchdown run to his already impressive night.

To start the final quarter, the Eagles’ defense stepped up on fourth-and-goal, forcing the Tigers to turn the ball over on downs. Vinemont’s offense took over at the Eagles’ 10-yard line and marched almost the whole length of the field, using up the entire fourth-quarter clock. Taking one last shot, the Eagles saw the final seconds run off the clock as the pass fell incomplete, ending a miserable night for Vinemont.

Final score: J.B. Pennington 49, Vinemont 6

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