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Tigers continue to roll, remain undefeated

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Fayetteville High School’s Weston Moon (6) took this completion from quarterback Lex Marsh to the house in the Tigers’ win Friday night at Mt. Pleasant.
Staff photo by Paul Henry

Fayetteville High School’s Tigers improved their record to 4-0 with a 33-19 road trip win over Mt. Pleasant Friday night. FHS is now 2-0 in Region 5-1A play.

Friday night, it was a battle of two Tiger teams – both came into the game undefeated. The level of competition in their opening games had left questions as to just how good they were.

“I’m so proud of this team.” Coach Alvin Palmer said. “After getting behind, we didn’t panic, and they showed how much faith they have in one another.

“I’m not worried about being 4-0,” he continued. “I’m worried about our next opponent. My intensity level goes up each week; we’ve got to be ready to play. We go to Moore County Friday night, and that’s always a tough place to play.

“Against Mt. Pleasant, our defense played well,” Palmer added. “Our offense got off to a slow start but got on track as the game progressed.

“We’ve got to work on our special teams,” said Palmer. “For them (Mt. Pleasant) to come out and run the opening kickoff of the second half back for a touchdown is not acceptable. That’s something that has to be corrected.”

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