PREP FOOTBALL: Meek edges Lynn 34-32 to earn 1st win of season

The Meek Tigers defeated Lynn 34-32 Thursday night to collect their first win of the season. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

ARLEY, Ala. – It’s been a long time coming, but the Meek Tigers are finally back in the win column. The Tigers scored with less than a minute remaining in the game to go on top 34-32 and held on to win it over Lynn, earning their first victory since Oct. 5, 2018.

The Bears took an early 6-0 lead, but Meek responded right away with a score and a two-point conversion that made it 8-6 in the first quarter. After the teams traded another pair of scores, the Tigers led the way 14-13 but Lynn found the end zone to move in front 20-14 in the second quarter. Meek managed to tie the game at 20, but the Bears pulled ahead 26-20 by the halftime break.

Lynn added another touchdown early in the third quarter to stretch its lead to 32-20, but the Tigers answered with a big score and two-point conversion that made it a 32-28 game in the fourth quarter. Both teams locked in defensively, but Meek was able to find the end zone one more time for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute on the clock. The Tigers’ defense held on the ensuing possession and Meek picked up its first win of the season and the first win for first-year head coach Houston Powell.

The Tigers will certainly try to build on this momentum going into the home stretch of the regular season and they’ll get started next week when they host Pickens County.

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