By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff
ROYSE CITY — The 2012 season came to an end for the Malakoff Tigers Friday night, with the Tigers falling to the Pottsboro Cardinals, 41-0, in Region II area action.
Malakoff finished the season at 8-4, while Pottsboro advanced with an 11-0 record.
Pottsboro proved to be too strong up front for Malakoff Friday. The Cardinals were led by senior quarterback Tanner Frye, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for another.
The Cardinals led 21-0 at the half.
Although Malakoff was disappointed with the way the season finished, the Tigers still tacked on the fourth-straight successful season of the Coach Jamie Driskell era.
This year’s Tigers earned the school’s fourth-straight winning record and fourth-straight playoff appearance. They also won a playoff game for the second-straight year, beating Redwater, 28-22, last week to become bi-district champions.
The Tigers have also rewrote the school’s record books, entering the school’s Top 5 scoring games of all-time list twice: tied for fifth with a 64-36 win over Italy in the inaugural Dale Hansen Classic, and tied for second with a 70-8 win over Kemp. The last time the Tigers put up 60 points or more twice in a season was 1947.