The J.B. Pennington Tigers traveled to Holly Pond Friday and handled business early and often as they came away with a 56-8 win over the Broncos.
Dawson Tinker forced a fumble and recovered the ball for the Tigers on the opening kickoff. Two plays later, Hayden Floyd hit Jaxon Timmerman on an 8-yard touchdown pass. A quick three and out led to Floyd hooking up with Sawyer Heptinstall on a 62-yard touchdown bomb. A two-point conversion run by Austin Wiggins put the score at 14-0.
The defense stymied the Broncos again in three plays. Floyd hit Heptinstall again on a 25-yard pass for a touchdown. Jose Serrano’s kick was good to make the score 21-0. The Tigers got the ball back after a defensive stand and Floyd connected with Timmerman on a 50-yard touchdown pass. Serrano’s kick was good to make the score 28-0. After a fumble caused by Chris Allred on the first play of the next drive, John Williams had a 2-yard touchdown run. The kick was good to make the score 35-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The scoring continued in the second quarter with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Floyd to Heptinstall. The extra point was again true to make the score 42-0. A fumble recovery by Matthew Smith led to a 10-yard touchdown run by Hayden Floyd. The kick made the score 49-0. On the next drive, Parris Malone scooped up another fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. The kick made the score 56-0 to end the first half.
The second half was determined by the coaches to be a running clock so the junior varsity played the entire second half for the Tigers. Holly Pond was able to score on a 77-yard touchdown run by Austin Marsh and a two-point conversion by Gavin Phillips to end the scoring.
Floyd finished the game 10-for-13 passing for 174 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown. Heptinstall caught three passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Timmerman had three catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Micah Graves rushed for 32 yards in the second half.
John Williams led the defense with 11 tackles. Chris Allred had 10 tackles, five of them for a loss, three sacks, and caused three fumbles. Matthew Frost also chipped in with seven tackles.
The Tigers will host Oakman Friday night in a big region match up. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.