ARLEY, Ala. – Meek returned home to Tiger Stadium Friday night to host a regional matchup with Waterloo and the Tigers dominated the Cougars from start to finish on their way to a 52-14 win.
A 12-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion by Cam Deaver gave the Tigers an 8-0 lead early in the opening quarter and his second touchdown run of the night, this time from 23 yards out, made it a 16-0 game later in the first. Deaver scored his third touchdown of the night with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter and Evan McCay hit Justin Freeman to complete the two-point conversion and put Meek on top 24-0 going into the second.
McCay ran one into the end zone from 8 yards out early in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 30-0 lead, but Waterloo was able to get on the board a little later in the period when the Cougars scooped up a fumble and took it back the other way for a touchdown, trimming the lead to 30-6 midway through the second.
Hunter Wyatt got the points back on the ensuing possession when he burst through the line for a 46-yard touchdown and made it 36-6. Carson Davenport punched in the two-point conversion and the Tigers took a 38-6 lead with just under four minutes remaining in the first half. Just a couple plays later, Wyatt scooped up a Waterloo fumble and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown to put Meek on top 44-6 going into the locker room at halftime.
With shortened quarters and a running clock for the second half, both teams were able to find the end zone one more time before things went final. The Cougars scored to cut the lead to 44-14 in the third quarter and in the fourth, A 26-yard touchdown run by Jaxon Brown and a two-point conversion from Brady Baxter wrapped up a 52-14 victory for the Tigers.
Meek improves to 2-1 with the win and the Tigers will be back on the road next week to take on Colbert Heights.
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