With one of the biggest games of the season for both the Paris Eagles and the Charleston Tigers, the two teams took to the field in hopes of putting their outstanding defense–for the Eagles–and outstanding offense–for the Tigers–to work for a huge conference match up.
Paris’ defense faltered early and the Tiger offense was clicking on all cylinders as the Tigers posted 14 points in the first quarter and by the time halftime rolled around were sitting on a 35–0 lead that would stand for the remainder of the game.
Paris opened the game with the ball and looked good early moving the ball on the Tiger defense but after six plays the Eagles were forced to punt as a Paris pass attempt was blocked forcing the punt.
Ryan Brown sacked Ty Story for a six yard loss on the Tigers’ first possession but it had little affect on the Charleston offense as they needed just two plays to get on the board.
Two fumbles, an interception, and failed fake punt attempt by the Eagles all led to scores for the Tigers. Each time the Eagles made a mistake, it turned out to be fatal as the Tiger offense used the excellent field position each time to score and push their lead to 35–0 at the halftime break.
With the mercy rule enforced and the clock running in the second half, the Tiger starters were on the sideline and the second string offense did a good of keeping the Eagle offense off the field to preserve the shutout.
The Eagles will have to regroup this week at they prepare to host the Lavaca Golden Arrows in the Eagles homecoming game. The Arrows have had a tough season this year but did pick up a win over the Atkins Red Devils last week with a 28–20 win.
Prior to the game between the Eagles and the Arrows, the 2013 Homecoming crowning ceremony will take place with the queen being announced and crowned.