PREP FOOTBALL: Meek remains unbeaten with 24-17 win over Colbert Heights

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ARLEY, Ala. – After taking care of Waterloo on the road last week to improve to 3-0, the Tigers returned home Thursday night to test their record against the Wildcats of Colbert Heights. Meek fell behind 17-16 late in the fourth quarter but the Tigers rallied to move back in front in the final minute of the game and secured a 24-17 win to remain undefeated.

Points were tough to come by in the first half and after a scoreless opening quarter, Meek put the game’s first points on the board midway through the second. Tigers running back Cameron Deaver added to his season touchdown total with a 6-yard scoring run and he punched in the two-point conversion to put Meek in front 8-0.

However, the Wildcats were able to respond quickly with a touchdown of their own to cut the lead to 8-6 with just under five minutes to play in the first half. Neither team got on the board again in the second and the Tigers went into the locker room leading Colbert Heights at the break 8-6.

An 8-yard scoring run by Blake Miller stretched Meek’s lead to 16-6 with just over three minutes to play in the third but a 28-yard touchdown pass from the Wildcats trimmed the lead to 16-14 going into the fourth quarter. Colbert Heights tacked on a field goal midway through the final frame to take its first lead of the night at 17-16 but the Tigers weren’t ready to lie down yet. Meek responded with a long drive that ran off most of the remaining time and the Tigers retook the lead when Ory Frith scored from 10 yards out to make it a 22-17 game with 54 seconds on the clock. Deaver punched in the two-point conversion and secured a hard-fought, 24-17 win for Meek.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 4-0 and they’ll look to keep adding to the win column when they travel to play Phillips Bear Creek next week.

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