Tigers Defeat the Warriors

Tigers Defeat the Warriors

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — The Valley Head Tigers defeated the Alabama School for the Deaf, 45-8, in their season opener on Friday night.

The Tigers put on nineteen unanswered points in the first quarter.  With 10:24 remaining in the first quarter, Jordan Burt galloped in thirteen yards for the score.  The point after attempt by Marlon Trinidad was good, giving the Tigers the 7-0 lead.  With 6:49 remaining in the first, Bryson Morgan brought it in from 10 yards.  The PAT by Trinidad was blocked, making the score 13-0.  With 2:10 remaining in the opening quarter, Burt scores again with a 4-yard gallop into the endzone. The point after attempt failed.  

Jordan Burt scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to add to the Valley Head lead.  With 6:10 remaining in the first half, Burt brought one in from 7 yards.  The PAT failed.  With 2:02 remaining in the second quarter, Burt stampeded in from 61 yards.  The kick by Trinidad was good, giving the Tigers the 32-0 lead going into the half.

To start the second half off, the Tigers scored on a 6-yard touchdown by Marlon Trinidad.  The kick by Trinidad was good, padding the Valley Head lead to 39-0.  With 5:24 remaining in the third, Waylon Collins brought one in from 5-yards out.  The point after attempt failed, giving the Tigers the 45-0 advantage.  With 2:18 remaining in the third quarter, the Silent Warriors scored the final points of the night with a 68-yard run by Cory McKinnoe. The Warriors successfully went for two, making the final score of the game, 45-8.

Jordan Burt led the Valley Head Tigers with 127 yards on eight carries and four touchdowns.  

Valley Head (1-0) will travel to take on Decatur Heritage Christian Academy(1-0) in region play on Friday.