Redskins take down the Tigers


Lineman Kavan Hill (58) leads running back Collin Moon (30) through the Cleburne County defense. -Jimmy Smallwood

Lineman Kavan Hill (58) leads running back Collin Moon (30) through the Cleburne County defense. -Jimmy Smallwood

The Redskins bounced back last Friday after a tough loss to the Hayden Wildcats the week before. The Redskins edged out the Cleburne County Fighting Tigers by a score of 21-13.

The Redskins scored first on a 15-yard touchdown strike from Brody Pinyan to Eli Buse, making the score 7-0 after the PAT.

Early in the second quarter, the Redskins scored again on a 5-yard touchdown run by David Hall, boosting the Redskins to a 14-0 lead. The Tigers scratched back soon after, answering the Redskins attack with a 1-yard touchdown run of their own, making the score 14-7. At the end of the second quarter, the Redskins would score once more on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Pinyan to Riley McGill, making the score 21-7 at the half.

The Redskins defense kept the Tigers out of the endzone for the whole third quarter and most of the fourth, with the Tigers finally scoring again at the end of the fourth on a 50-yard touchdown pass. The Redskins blocked the extra point, making the final score 21-13 for a Redskins victory.

Offensively for the Redskins, Pinyan went 10-for- 18 for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Hall had 27 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown. Collin Moon had 10 carries for 20 yards. Buse caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown, McGill caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown, and Andrew McAlpine brought in three passes for 45 yards.

Defensively for the Redskins, Hall had six tackles, a sack, and a tackle for a loss. Luke Hodge recorded four tackles, Beau Ragsdale recorded six tackles, and Marquis Mitchell had seven tackles with two for a loss.

The Redskins advance to 1-1 on the season. The Redskins host region rival Hokes Bluff Friday at 7 p.m.