Rams Beat Tigers, 23-21

      When the Tenaha Tigers and Joaquin Rams play you can always expect a hard fought and exciting game and Friday night has to be one of the best as the Rams edged the Tigers 23-21 on a 24 yard field goal with : 44 left in the game. 
        The Rams won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Tigers would take the short kickoff and start on the 42 yard line, from their the Tigers would go on a 7 play drive capped off by a 20 yard touchdown pass from Hayden Jenkins to Eric Smith and the Tigers would lead 7-0 with 8:24 left in 1st quarter. It would only take the Rams 2 plays to answer as Hunter Gates would go 67 yards for a Ram touchdown and the score was tied 7-7 with 7:28 left in the 1st quarter. The only score of the 2nd quarter would be a 80 yard touchdown pass from Jenkins to Franks and the Tigers would go into halftime leading 14-7. 
       The Rams would receive the 2nd half kickoff and start on the 18 yard line, from their the Rams would go on a 4 play drive as Connor Bragg would score on a 55 yard run and the score was tied 14-14 with 10:13 left in the 3rd quarter. The Tigers would then go on 15 play 85 yard drive as Jenkins would hit Jay Lloyd on a 4 yard touchdown pass and the Tigers would go up 21-14. The Rams would score a touchdown with 11:19 left in the game on a 44 yard run by Gates, but the Rams missed the extra point and the Tigers would lead 21-20. After a Tiger turnover the Rams would get the ball on the 1 yard line. From their the Rams would use of much of the game clock before kicking a 24 yard field  goal with :44 left in the game. The Tigers had one more opportunity but Jenkins pass was intercepted with :20 left and the Rams would run out the clock to secure the win 23-21. With the win the Rams wrapped up 2nd place in the district with the Garrison Bulldogs getting 1st. The Tigers are in the playoffs and with a win Friday night against LK they would get 3rd, with a loss they would get 4th. Game time is 7:30 at Linden-Kildare. 

                                Tenaha.       Joaquin 
First Downs.                    11.               17
Yards Rushing.                89.            359
Yards Passing.                212.              28
Total Yards.                     301.             387
C-A-I.                         13-22-2.        1-4-0
Penalties.                       7-40.           4-40