They say it doesn’t matter how you start, but how you finish that counts. Daingerfield was living proof of that at Redwater’s Dragon Stadium Friday night. The Tigers would be held scoreless through the first 30 minutes of the game, before exploding for 35 unanswered in route to a 35-10, District 10-3A win. The win would keep the Tigers undefeated and tied for first place with Morris County mate, Paul Pewitt, and will set up a showdown with the Brahmas this coming Friday night at Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium.
Trailing 10-0 at twirling time, Zaylon Jeter would get the Tigers on the board with 6:09 remaining in the third quarter on a 2 yard touchdown run, the two point conversion attempt would be no good, leaving the score at 10-6. Just under 5 minutes later, Jeter would find Coby Wright for a 9 yard touchdown pass to claim the first lead of the night, Jeter would convert the successful 2 point attempt to put the Tigers up 14-10.
Entering the fourth, with a slim 4 point lead, Martez Allen would carry the ball 16 yard for another Tiger score, the 2 point attempt would be no good, leaving the Tigers up by 10 with 10:31 remaining in the game. The Dragons put together a nice drive on their next possession, only to have the ball stripped away at the 10 yard line. Daingerfield’s Ishmael Allen would pick up the loose ball and sprint 89 yards for the defensive touchdown, Jeter would convert the 2 point attempt, and the Tigers would take a commanding 28-10 lead with 6:20 remaining. On their next possession, Jayden Wallace would do the honors, carrying the ball 12 yards for a touchdown followed by a successful PAT attempt from Amerie Stephens to give the Tigers a 35-10 lead that would hold true until the final buzzer.
Daingerfield pushed their record to 6-1 on the season, 3-0 in district play. Next week’s action will be a pivotal week for all of district 10-3A as teams push for playoff seeding. The Tigers and Brahmas face off with the winner coming out all alone in first place. Hooks visits DeKalb in a game that will temporarily give one the current edge for the 3rd place position. Redwater will visit Prairiland with both teams looking for their first district win of the season. Paris Chisum will be on their bye week. To say business is about to pick up in district would be an understatement.
Prayers go out to the official that collapsed during the DeKalb vs Paul Pewitt game last night and had to be taken out via ambulance. Daingerfield is thinking of and praying for you.
GO BIG BLUE!!!