It must have been in the atmosphere. The clock at Minor was not working. Also not working was the Tigers ball handling skills.
Yul Gowdy on the motion sweep fumbled on the Tigers 12-yard line. Six plays later, Ty Pigrome scored.
Then on the kickoff, Victor Cullen fumbled and the Cougars recovered again in great field position.
But then Aaron Walker fumbled on the four-yard line. Minor recovered, but couldn’t get past midfield. After the punt, Clay-Chalkville's offense went back to work.
Desmond Williams scored a 25-yard touchdown on a speed sweep to make it 14-0.
The Tigers finally got on the board when quarterback Dreq Pitchett bowled his way into the end zone. The point after attempt was no good. Clay held a 14-6 lead.
Pigrome and company really got going after that. He scored by land and air. In the second quarter, he threw an eight-yard touchdown to Rashad Clay to make it 21-6.
Then another turnover for the Cougars off of an interception by Amari Holloway set them up with a short field at the three-yard line.
Thomas scored but the point after was no good to make it 27-6.
A short field goal at the end of the first half advanced the Cougars lead to 30-6.
In the second half, Pigrome ran an eight-yard touchdown. Also, another Dreq interception by Armoni Holloway put the Cougars in range to score.
Aaron Naylor scored and others continued to score in the final quarter. Clay-Chalkville won 50-14 to advance and remain unbeaten. The Cougars get a trip to the semifinals for the second year in a row.
Minor ends the season at 8-5, but the Adamsville group is back under George Bates and they will be tough for any opponent.
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