PREP FOOTBALL: Tigers fall at Hubbertville, 48-24

Meek’s David Tidwell sprints past Lions defenders during the Tigers’ 48-24 loss at Hubbertville Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Amy Aldridge)

ELDRIDGE, Ala. – After suffering a tough loss at home against South Lamar a week ago, the Meek Tigers looked to regroup and bounce back this week at Hubbertville, but the home-standing Lions had other plans. Hubbertville built a 20-point lead by the half and pulled away in the second half to defeat the Tigers 48-24.

The Lions struck first to go up 7-0 with just over eight minutes remaining in the first quarter and stretched that lead to 14-0 with another score by the start of the second. Hubbertville found the end zone again around the nine-minute mark of the second quarter and scored once more with just over three minutes to play in the half to make it 28-0 Lions. Meek managed to cut into the lead with a score just before the half to make it a 28-8 game with both teams headed to the locker room.

Both teams were scoreless for most of the third, but the Lions found the end zone with just over five minutes in the period to take a 34-8 lead and that score held going into the final frame. Hubbertville tacked on another score with just under nine minutes to play to make it 41-8 but the Tigers wouldn’t go away. Meek scored to cut the lead to 41-16 less than a minute later and both teams found the end zone one more time in the contest, leading to a 48-24 win for the Lions.

The loss moves Meek to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in the region with Berry coming to Arley for another regional showdown next week.

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Nick Griffin