Tigers fall hard at Pike Road
By Michael Butler
It was the first meeting on the high school football field between Tallassee and Pike Road. And it was one the Tigers would like to forget.
The Patriots jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 55-0 win on their home prescription turf.
Pike Road unveiled its new color lights show that was on display after each score by the home team. It was used often on Friday.
Reeltown transfer quarterback Iverson Hooks was as good as advertised for the team that leads Class 5A in scoring at 54 points per game. Hooks was 12-of-16 for 290 yards with 6 touchdowns.
The Patriots led 41-0 at halftime.
The defense was as good as the offense. Tallassee mustered just 44 yards to Pike Road's 437. Jalyn Daniels, who rushed for 349 yards in the win over Elmore County the previous week, was held to 19 yards on 13 carries.
It was a complete contrast from the Tigers' dominating win vs. the Panthers in Eclectic where THS had 524 yards on offense.
Mason Bell's blocked extra point averted a dubious distinction of matching the largest margin of defeat in Tallassee football history, 56-0 to Lanett in 1994.
Tallassee returns to region play this week with Beauregard as the foe at J. E. "Hot" O'Brien Stadium. Kickoff is a 7 p.m.
1300 WTLS/106.5 FM will broadcast live at 6 p.m. with the simulcast on the TuneIn app. Live video streaming will be on Tallassee Times TV through YouTube and Spectrum Channel 340.