Tigers fall to Indians at Biloxi ‘Shrimp Bowl’
By Maurice Singleton
Aug 24, 2013, 00:33
The Bay High Tigers were overwhelmed Friday night by the Biloxi Indians in the first game of the 2013 football season.
The Bay High Tigers ran into a powerhouse of a football team in a 58-0 loss to Biloxi in the first game of the Shrimp Bowl at Milner Stadium in Gulfport Friday night. The Indians scored on all eight of their first-half possessions, only being stopped by the clock as the Indians closed out the first-half scoring with a 34-yard field goal as time expired.
The Tigers gave up 28 first-quarter points and managed a single first down on a 42-yard pass completion from Bennett Favre to Pierre Collins. That completion gave the Tigers a first and goal at the Biloxi five yardline. The drive ended with an interception.
"We're young," said Tigers coach Jeff Hopgood. "We're young; the positive I take from it we came back in the second half and played. The kids could have quit easily, they could have laid down, they didn't do that. I am proud of that. I saw some guys in spots making plays."
Collins was named Bay High's offensive player of the game. Senior Gage Ladner was selected as the Tigers' defensive player of the game. Patrick Ponder was named special teams player of the game.
On the night, Ponder punted five times for an average of 39.6 yards per punt. His longest punt was a 47-yarder.
Also on special teams, Keishaun Pullom made a spectacular play when he attacked an opening at the line of scrimmage and blocked a point-after-kick in the third quarter.
Offensively, the Tigers rushed for 86 yards on the night. Brennan Fountain led all rushers with 34 yards, followed by Larnelle Lewis with 30 yards, and Nick Proulx with 18 yards.
Favre completed two of three passes in the first half for 49 yards and an interception. His second completion was a 7-yard shuffle completion to Proulx.
"We're going to watch the tapes and get better," Hopgood added. "We'll get better every week.
The Tigers travel to Purvis next Friday.