Tigers scrimmage against Tullahoma

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Fayetteville High School’s Dorian Thompson (32) runs behind the block of Tra Emmons (3) in scrimmage action against Tullahoma. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Fayetteville High School’s Dorian Thompson (32) runs behind the block of Tra Emmons (3) in scrimmage action against Tullahoma. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Fayetteville High School’s Tigers traveled to Tullahoma to play in the Wildcats’ “Fan Feast” Friday night, but heavy rain in the area forced the scrimmage out of Wilkins Stadium and on to the practice field.

Getting underway at 7 p.m., and without lights, the match-up, originally scheduled for four quarters, was cut to three.

The 5A Wildcats took the win, 13-0. The first score was set up on a punt return in their opening possession of the game. The second was on a pass play following a Tiger turnover inside the FHS 20-yard line.

But, the Tiger defense stopped Tullahoma’s running game. On two other possessions, Fayetteville turnovers gave the ‘Cats possession inside the red zone; FHS kept points off the board.

“We played hard,” Tiger Coach Alvin Palmer said. “Defensively, I felt we played well. They (Tullahoma) never put together a long drive.

“But, we’ve got to improve our offensive production,” he added. “That means better execution. We didn’t generate the offense we’ve got to have.”

Fayetteville is scheduled to play in the Forrest Jamboree Friday night. The Tigers will match up with Huntland for one quarter starting at 7:30 p.m., then take on Forrest for one quarter starting at 8 p.m.

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