Ardmore defeats Brewer in regional road competition
September 4—Ardmore burst into the win column last Friday night, when they traveled to Brewer to face the Patriots, and secured a 37-20 victory.
The match was the opener of regional competition for the Tigers, and the homecoming with an away win and a regional win, which are not easy to come by in Region 5A 8.
Ardmore didn’t need to pass too often to win the game, but kept the Patriots honest with their ability to get the ball going when needed.
They were also effective in their offensive efforts, passing the ball only twice the entire game and racking up just 3 penalties for 35 yards.
They were led by big running back Thomas Colston, who threw the ball 30 times in the game for 191 yards, continuing his productive season.
Ardmore’s rushing offense was also catalyzed by Justin Coverdale and Jacob Sanchez, who would score 1 touchdown and 2 touchdowns respectively on the night.
Ardmore’s final double-digit winning scoreline doesn’t indicate the courage the Tigers showed to claim victory, as the score was tied – or the Tigers were behind – at various times earlier in the competition.
Brewer would strike first to go up 7-0, before Ardmore scored twice on runs. A two-point conversion on the second score would make the game 15-7.
Brewer would regain the lead after scoring twice to move up 20-15.
However, they would not find the end zone and the Tigers would score 22 more points.
The Tigers would add scores on 45-yard and 8-yard runs, while Noah Stafford once again made a big play in the receiving game on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Hillis. Final result 37-20.
The Tigers return home for their 4th game of the season to face Lawrence County out of Moulton in what is another regional game.