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"Truck" Griffin blocks a punt in the first half
Photo by Kyle Thornton

Beuregard loss costs Tigers playoff berth

By Gary Buchanan

Another Friday night, another close game, another disappointing loss for the Tigers as Tallassee falls to Beauregard 26-21. With the loss, Tallassee’s record is 5-4 overall, 3-3 in region play. The region tiebreakers put Tallassee out of the playoffs for the first time since the 2007 season.

The teams traded scores early. Trent Cochran-Gill put the Tigers on the board first with a one-yard touchdown run. Beauregard answered with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Quatavious Seroyer to Isaiah McKissic.

The Hornets put up two scores in the second quarter. Antavious Martin had an 11-yard touchdown run. McKissic hauled in his second touchdown of the night on a 17-yard catch.

In between those Beauregard scores, Markevious Matthews found the endzone on a 23-yard run. The extra point was missed. The Hornets led at the half, 20-13.

Kalvin Levett ran for 182 yards on Friday night
Photo by Kyle Thornton

Both defenses pitched shutouts in the third quarter. The second half remained scoreless until Kalvin Levett broke free on a 45-yard touchdown run. Cochran-Gill’s two-point conversion put the Tigers on top, 21-20, with 5:32 left in the game.

A few minutes later, Ashton Moss rambled in on a 30-yard, game-winning run. A failed two-point try left the score 26-21.

Senior linebacker Cody Kelley led the way for the Tigers on defense. Kelley also recovered a blocked punt. His play earned him Spectrum Player of the Game honors.

Tallassee closes out the season Friday night at Burt-Haynie Field in Eclectic. Kickoff for that game is set for 7:00 p.m. 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM will broadcast live beginning at 6. The game will be simulcast on Spectrum Channel 97 with audio streaming on the TuneIn app and video streaming on YouTube.

*Photos (Submitted by Kyle Thornton