published: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Tigers too much for Dragons
By HANNAH WALLER
CLEWISTON - "Dragons are fairy tales," a Clewiston sign read, proven false after the Friday night football game between the Lake Placid Dragons and the Clewiston Tigers.
Although a final score of 46-3 in favor of the Tigers did little to prove this, the Dragons surely gave the Tigers a run for their money.
Almost three minutes into the first quarter the Tigers crossed into the end zone with a touchdown by Lenorris Gaines, followed by an extra point kick by Brandon Torres.
With a score of 7-0, it was the Dragons' turn to receive the kickoff, which Lake Placid's Marquavein Copeland did and more.
Copeland ran it back 55 yards and was barely stopped from running the leftover 45 yards by a Clewiston defender.
A fumble a few plays later by the Dragons stopped their progressive run short, however.
At the 3:37 mark of the first quarter the Tigers scored again when Derry West ran in the ball, making the score 14-0.
The Tigers managed to squeeze in one more touchdown before the time ran out for the first quarter when Clewiston's Tyrin Summers ran in a touchdown.
With a 21-0 lead at the start of the second quarter, the Tigers switched to defense as the Dragons came in ready to score.
Runs by Foster Walker and Copeland pushed the Tigers back but weren't enough to make it to the end zone.
After a punt by Eldon McKenzie, the Dragon defense came onto the field.
Tackles by Malachi McLean, Nick Tuason, Tyler Farmer and Isaiah Velazquez put the pressure on the Tigers and resulted in an interception by the Dragons.
Though they couldn't seem to reach the end zone, the Dragons' Jorge Godinez kicked a field goal that finally put the Dragons on the scoreboard.
The Tigers finished out the first half with a score by Keylando Scott and another touchdown when the Tigers' quarterback Davis Witt found Gaines' hands, making the score 34-3.
Though tackles by Chase Griffin and McLean slowed the Tigers somewhat, it wasn't enough to keep Clewiston's Derrick Jackson from receiving a touchdown pass at the 4:21 mark.
After Lake Placid blocked the extra point kick attempt, the score sat at 40-3.
A fumble in the fourth quarter by the Dragons temporarily delayed them before the Dragons' Ramon Galaviz-Rinald recovered a Clewiston fumble a few plays later.
The Dragon offense forward procession was short-lived before the Dragons had to punt once again.
The final score of the night came at 4:30 when Clewiston's Tyrone Washington locked in the score at 46-3.
The Dragons kept fighting until the last few seconds when quarterback Robert Walton connected with Alec Sassin, but the clock ran out before the Dragons could progress further.
The Dragons will be traveling to Bishop Verot next Friday, and between then and now will be working on being "more physical and not putting the ball on the ground as much," said quarterback Walton.
Run for their money? (by: BossTiger - 10/21/2013)
How can you honestly write that the Dragons gave Clewiston a run for their money when the score was 46-3? That's not even competitive.
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