News Sports Opinion Photos Social Classified Obits Contact
Cade Everson was on the receiving end of this TD pass from Tyler Ellis. Photos by Kyle Thornton.

Tigers lose second in a row

By Michael Butler

Tallassee fell for the second straight week in region play mustering just one touchdown again in a 14-6 setback at Beauregard on Thursday night.

The Tigers (2-2/0-2) did grab the early lead with a 10-yard pass from Tyler Ellis to Cade Everson in the second quarter but were blanked on the scoreboard for the duration.

The game was delayed by about 15 minutes due to a passing thunderstorm. The matchup had already been moved from Friday with expecations of severe weather.

The Tallassee defense held the Hornets in check for much of the evening. The Tigers led 6-0 at the half, but Beauregard hit a big play on its opening drive of the third quarter - a 62-yard touchdown pass from AJ Wallace to Chris Gamble. The extra point put them up 7-6.

Early in the fourth quarter, Jacori Tarber scored from 21 yards out to close out the scoring.

The teams struggled holding the football on the wet turf. Tallassee had two turnovers on fumbles. Beauregard had one and it appeared another in their own territory but an inadvertent whistle overturned the call.

"We played well enough to win. We had some things that were out of our control," THS head coach Mike Battles said. "For whatever reason, it's tough to come here to Beauregard and beat them."

Beauregard improved to 4-0 overall and 2-2 in Class 5A/Region 4. They outgained the Tigers 278-240.

Tallassee's Tyler Ellis was 8-for-21 with 98 yards through the air and a TD. He had 42 yards on the ground on 11 rushes. Lil' Josh Griffin led the Tigers with 61 yards on six carries. DJ Leonard was the leading receiver with 49 yards on one catch.

Tallassee is back on home on Friday vs. Marbury at J.E. "Hot" O'Brien Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Score 94.7/Hit 106.9 will have live coverage beginning at 6. Audio streaming is available at: with an audio simulcast on Spectrum Cable Channel 340. Video is streamed on Tallassee Times TV through YouTube.

*See more Photos by Kyle Thornton