Tigers gain 444 yards in 34-12 win over Lewis County


On the road at 2A Lewis County Friday night, the Fayetteville Tigers’ potent offense rolled up 444 yards in a 34-12 win over the Panters.

The ground and air duo of sophomore KJ Jackson and Sam Holdmeyer led the offensive charge for Fayetteville with Jackson churning out 202 yards on the ground in 15 carries including one touchdown while Holdmyer was 9 of 17 passing for 149 yards and one touchdown.

Jackson sparked the Tigers in the first quarter when he broke free behind key blocks from the offensive line, for a 61-yard touchdown run.

In the second quarter, Tiger signal caller Sam Holdmeyer connected with Isaiah Thomison for a 10-yard touchdown strike and with point after from Thomison, Fayetteville lead 14—0 at halftime.

The Tiger defense held Lewis County in check in the third while the offense stretched the lead to 28 behind touchdown runs from Aljarea Johnsobn and Graham Pace. Johnson’s seven-yard touchdown run came at 10:33 mark and Pace bolted 15 yards to paydirt with just over a minute left in the quarter.

Johnson tacked on a another rushing touchdown with 8:20 left in the game to ice the Tiger victory.

Lewis County scored a couple of late touchdowns on big plays of 46 and 20 yard touchdown runs, but it was too little, too late as the visiting Tigers, prevailed 34-12.

The Tigers return home Friday night for their first Region 5A game as Wayne County comes to town, looking for the Wildcats’ first on the field win. Wayne County is 1-1 with a forfeit win over Summertown and a 35-34 loss to Hickman County.