Nov

22

Posted by : admin | On : November 22, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
GARLAND–The Trinidad Lady Trojans pushed their way to this moment all season long, and this is what they had played for since their season started in August, a chance to play for the UIL State Volleyball Championship.
They were one step away coming into Wednesday, Nov. 15 as they faced off against the Blum Lady Bobcats at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
The Lady Bobcats had made their way to the State semi-finals with victories over Buckholts, Kopperl, Bryson, and Tioga before facing Trinidad.
The Lady Trojans had a first-round bye after winning their district. They defeated Leggett, Chester and Fruitvale, winning all nine sets in the first three rounds before battling to the end, winning 3-2 over Miller Grover to advance to the semi-finals.
It started out as back and forth between the Lady Trojans and the Lady Bobcats early on.
The Lady Trojans then found a spark and went on a run to take a 14-5 lead before Blum took a timeout.
The Lady Bobcats battled their way back late, tying the contest 23-23 after a 18-9 run.
With the support of the fans in the stands, the Lady Trojans scratched out the last two points to take a first set victory, 25-23.
The Lady Trojans seemed to have trouble with communication in the second set, losing points on mistakes, and eventually falling to the Lady Bobcats 25-17, knotting the sets 1-1.
The Lady Bobcats then jumped on Trinidad early, taking a 5-0 lead, forcing Lady Trojans Head Coach Tina Sawtelle to take a timeout and try and regather some momentum to push Trinidad in the right direction.
The Lady Trojans battled back late, getting to within three points at 23-20, but were unable to come back and defeat Blum as they went onto a 25-20 win in the third set.
The Lady Trojans now had their backs against the wall, facing elimination and possibly looking at the end of their season.
The Lady Bobcats held an early 3-2 lead before the Lady Trojans tied up the fourth set, and them promptly took the lead 5-4.
The Lady Bobcats then proceeded to go on a 10-5 run to take a 14-5 lead. The Lady Trojans clawed to within 18-12, but couldn’t overcome Blum as they fell 25-15 in the fourth and final set.
Erica Airheart led the Lady Trojans with 18 kills and had 16 digs.
Hallie Airheart finished with nine kills and eight digs.
Tori Moody led the Lady Trojans with 20 digs and had two assists.
The Lady Trojans season came to an end after winning their first district championship and going on a long playoff run, making it to within one win of play

Nov

22

Posted by : admin | On : November 22, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
CROCKETT–The Malakoff Tigers headed to Monte Jack Driskell Stadium in Crockett Nov. 17 to face the Rockdale Tigers in a Bi-District playoff matchup.
The two teams faced each other last year in the third round of the UIL playoffs in Waco.
The Tigers came into last year’s playoffs on a tear after going an undefeated 7-0 in district play. Malakoff ended the season at 14-1.
Malakoff won the previous matchup in 2016 by a score of 27-14.
Malakoff would go on to face Yoakum, but lost 28-24, coming just one win shy of heading to AT&T Stadium to play for the State championship.
Malakoff came into the contest at 9-1 on the season, with Rockdale coming in at 8-3 overall.
Malakoff hoped to have a little magic from last season to help them prepare for their first-round contest on Friday.
Malakoff struck first on Friday night with a 13-yard touchdown reception by Ethan Snow from the arm of quarterback Judd Miller to take a 7-0 lead just over one minute into the contest.
Rockdale responded just three minutes later with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Torry Locklin to tie the game 7-7.
Just before the end of the first quarter, Jaquaylnn Crawford picked up a 49-yard rushing touchdown for Rockdale to take a 14-7 lead before the second quarter.
Rockdale scored just nine seconds into the second quarter on a 45-yard pass to push their lead to 20-7 after a missed extra point.
Malakoff running back Zee Bailey responded with a four-yard run with 6:58 left to cut the lead to 20-14.
With 4:10 remaining, Locklin tacked on his second touchdown of the game for Rockdale on a 24-yard run. Rockdale would complete the two-point conversion to take a 28-14 lead.
Bailey was able to close the gap with a two-yard touchdown with 49 seconds remaining to cut the Rockdale lead to 28-20.
Rockdale would add a field goal to take a 31-20 lead into halftime.
Defense was the name of the game in the third quarter as Rockdale was the only team to score on a one-yard touchdown pass to boost their lead to 38-20 heading into the final quarter.
Miller took the ball into his own hands and picked up a 26-yard rushing touchdown for Malakoff to cut the deficit to 38-26 with 10:01 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Miller picked up another touchdown on a two-yard rush with 4:42 remaining to cut the Rockdale lead to 38-33.
Rockdale put the nail in the coffin with a late touchdown to seal the 46-33 victory over Malakoff.
Rockdale moves on to the Area round of the playoffs to face Woodville Friday, Nov. 24.
Malakoff won 54 games combined over the last five seasons.
Things turned around after Jamie Driskell arrived, carrying the team to an 8-3 record in 2009 after going 0-10 in 2008.
The Malakoff Tigers season comes to an end as they finish up 2017 at 9-2 overall under Coach Driskell.

Nov

16

Posted by : admin | On : November 16, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers entered senior night looking for one more tune-up against the Elkhart Elks before the beginning of postseason play.
The Tigers did just that, with their offense setting a school record for offensive output Nov. 10.
The Tigers busted out with a 15-yard rushing touchdown by R.J. Carr. After the successful PAT by Hector Romero, the Tigers took a 7-0 lead.
This would become frequent as Romero ended the night with nine successful extra points.
The Tigers tacked on seven more points on a 54-yard reception by Jaquaylon Hart after a great pass from quarterback Judd Miller to take a 14-0 lead.
Zee Bailey picked up a 44-yard touchdown on a long run, followed by a 39-yard rushing touchdown by Hart.
Bailey added his second of the first half on a short three-yard run to push the Tigers’ lead even higher.
Ethan Snow caught a 51-yard pass from Miller, Hart picked up his second touchdown of the first half on a 60-yard reception and Dedric Davis got his first touchdown on a seven-yard run to get the lead to 55-0 by the time the second quarter ended.
Carr picked up his second touchdown on a two-yard run, followed by Jamicah Gregg’s first touchdown of the night.
Davis ended the offensive outburst for the Tigers on a 65-yard rushing touchdown to carry the Tigers to their largest victory in school history, defeating the Elks 75-0.
The Tigers finish the regular season at 9-1 overall and wrapped up District 9-3A Division I play with a 6-1 record. Malakoff finished tied with Teague and West for first in the standings.
They head into the playoffs with a share of their 11th district championship in school history.
The Tigers begin postseason play with a third-round rematch from 2016 against the Rockdale Tigers (7-3, 5-1 district) Friday, Nov. 17 at Monte Jack Driskell Stadium in Rockett at 7:30 p.m.

Nov

16

Posted by : admin | On : November 16, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
BROWNSBORO– The season finale between the Athens Hornets and Brownsboro Bears turned into a shootout at Bear Stadium Friday.
With eight seconds remaining in regulation, the Hornets scored the game-winning touchdown as Nathan Sims rumbled in from 22 yards out. Anderson booted the PAT through for the 49-42 finale.
The one and only pass for the Hornets came with 1:29 remaining as Andrew McBride found Xavius Fulton for 85 yards. The extra point by Dakota Anderson tied the game at 42.
“Yes, I expected the pass and our entire coaching staff expected the pass. We told the kids too, but when you are dealing with 16 to 18-year-old kids, they don’t do what they are always coached to do,” Brownsboro coach Greg Pearson said. “We know with 1:50 left and having to go 90-yards, that they were going to throw a pass. We had three guys who were definitely supposed to play loose, and one of them definitely didn’t.”
Athens coach Paul Essary said following the game-winning touchdown by Sims, he knew things were looking good for his group.
“I really did think the momentum was shifting,” Essary said. “Some of the coaches thought we may have to throw the ball. I said, all we have to do is pop it, and we popped it and got it going. The line did a great job of blocking and the running backs did a good job of faking it. Xavius did a good job and when you get the ball in the air, X will catch it. Andrew did a good job of play action sitting back there and threw it out there, and the rest is history.”
The Hornets finished with a record of 3-7 overall and 2-4 in District 8-4A play. The Hornets ended a four-game losing streak with the victory.
“We are at least tied for fourth place and the points got us again,” Essary said. “We are there and with a young team they will keep fighting and we will have a great offseason. I am so happy for these seniors who played their hearts out. These underclassmen played their hearts out. I love them to death and I am going to miss them, and I am proud of them.”
Brownsboro improved to 5-5 overall and finished district play at 2-4. They will be the No. 4-seed in the playoffs scheduled for next week.
“We do get to put the pads on Monday and get to play Thursday night,” Pearson said. “Maybe we can correct these mistakes. From what I am understanding, it will be Liberty Eylau at 7 p.m. at Pine Tree. We found a way to get in and now we have to find a way to get a win.”
Brownsboro opened the scoring with 6:56 remaining in the first as Kevon Thompson scored on a 20-yard run.
Bears senior running back Saul Williams added to the lead with a six-yard run with 10:08 remaining in the first half.
Athens then cut the deficit to 14-6 as Sims scored on a six-yard run. The Hornets bobbled the snap, and missed on the two-point conversion.
Thompson scored his second touchdown of the game, this time from 15-yards out for the 20-6 lead. The Bears missed the two-point conversion attempt.
Sophomore Jerquindon Taylor wrapped up the first half scoring with a 41-yard touchdown run. Dakota Anderson booted the PAT good for the 20-13 deficit.
“I tell you I knew that Athens and Brownsboro would come out and it would be a slug fest. It was, and my hats off to Athens,” Pearson said. “Their coaching staff and kids did a good job. We had a chance to put them away with a two-score lead, and their kids bounced back and fought and continued to fight.”
In the third quarter, Thompson scored from six yards out to give the Bears a 15-point lead at 28-13 with 10:31 remaining.
Athens responded with a 37-yard run by Fulton, and a 29-yard run by McBride to tie the game at 28. On McBride’s touchdown, Athens went for two as Fulton ran in the conversion.
In the fourth quarter, Woods scored on a five-yard run to make the score 35-28 with 8:09 remaining.
McBride then tied the game with a four-yard run with 5:29 remaining. Thompson then added a 44-yard run to make the score 42-35 Brownsboro with 2:18 remaining in regulation.
“It was a typical Brownsboro and Athens football game. We had two rivals, and it was a slug fest,” Essary said. “I thank the good Lord that we won the game. We played our hearts out, and I know Brownsboro played their hearts out. They are two well-coached teams and two well played teams. Both teams played hard, physical and relentless. I am proud of them and what better way to end the season than with a win.”

Nov

08

Posted by : admin | On : November 8, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
TEAGUE–The Malakoff Tigers lost their first game of the 2017 season on Nov. 3 against a very tough Teague Lions squad.
The Lions had more than a few long drives set up by either great passes or great blocking.
The Tigers struggled on the offensive side with three interceptions from quarterback Judd Miller.
In the end, the Lions came out on top of the Tigers 35-14 as Malakoff’s impressive winning streak came to an end.
The Tigers came into the game at 8-0 this season, and on a 20-game winning streak dating back to 2015.
The Lions offense exploded for 380 rushing yards and finished the night with 517 total yards of offense.
The Tigers finished with 326 total yards of offense against Teague.
The Tigers struggled to convert on third down against the Lions, going 3/11 on Friday night.
The loss drops the Tigers record to 8-1 overall with a 5-1 district record.
They are currently tied with both Teague and West for first place heading into the final week of the regular season.
The Tigers come home and honor their seniors in their final regular season game Nov. 10. They face off against the Elkhart Elks (3-6, 1-5 district) as they prepare for the upcoming postseason.
The Tigers went five rounds deep into the playoffs in 2016, coming just one win shy of a trip to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the 3A State Championship game.
The Tigers defeated Troy, Kirbyville, Rockdale and Cameron Yoe before falling in a close contest, 28-24 to Yoakum. Yoakum lost to Mineola in the championship game.

Nov

08

Posted by : admin | On : November 8, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
TRINIDAD–The Trinidad Trojans offense exploded Nov. 3 as they blew past the Mount Calm Panthers on senior night.
The Trojans got on the board just 1:45 into the contest on a 25-yard touchdown by Josh Stamper to give the Trojans an 8-0 lead.
The Panthers responded just 11 seconds later on a long rushing touchdown to put the score at 8-7 Trojans.
The Trojans pushed their way into the Panthers’ red zone quickly. The Trojans finished off the drive with a five-yard rushing touchdown by senior Johnny Ayala to give them a 14-7 lead with 7:32 remaining in the first quarter.
The Trojans tacked on another touchdown on a 29-yard rush by senior Talon Sims to bump the lead up 20-7.
Senior Trojans quarterback Colby Snider then threw one of his three receiving touchdowns to junior Billy Quinn, good for a nine-yard score to give the Trojans a 26-7 lead with 1:44 remaining.
The Panthers added one last touchdown before the end of the first quarter to cut the Trojans lead to 26-13.
Ayala added his second touchdown of the game on a 23-yard rush just 11 seconds into the second quarter to give the Trojans a 32-13 lead.
Sims responded with his second touchdown of the game on a two-yard rush with 7:01 remaining to push the Trojans lead to 40-13.
A long passing play, companied with a horse collar penalty at the end of the play, set up the Panthers at the Trojans’ one-yard line. The Panthers finished the drive another rushing touchdown to cut the lead once again to 40-20 with 6:43 to go in the second quarter.
Ayala once again responded with a 26-yard reception for his third touchdown of the night to give the Trojans a 48-20 lead.
A long rushing touchdown cut the lead once again to 48-26 on a rushing touchdown with 2:18 remaining.
Stamper added his second touchdown of the contest just nine seconds later with a 30-yard rushing touchdown to make the Trojans lead 54-26.
Stamper took a 17-yard reception all the way to the end zone with 28 seconds remaining in the first half to make it 60-26 Trojans.
Defensive lineman Hunter Robinson finished off the first half with an interception for the Trojans.
Robinson picked up where he left off at the start of the third quarter when he caused a fumble that was recovered by defensive back Kaelab Eastman at the Trojans’ one-yard line.
Sims added his third touchdown of the night on a 34-yard rush to give the Trojans a 40-point lead with 6:09 remaining in the third quarter.
The game ended with 4:02 left in that same third quarter after an interception by Robinson that he returned 48 yards for a touchdown to send the Trojans to a 72-26 victory over the Panthers.

Nov

02

Posted by : admin | On : November 2, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Athens Hornets had a hard time containing Crandall Pirates running back Tyson Gatewood in a 49-21 loss Friday.
In the loss to Crandall (4-4, 2-2 in district), Gatewood finished the game with 23 carries for 224 yards and two touchdowns.
“He (Gatewood) has been good,” Athens coach Paul Essary said. “We have been playing against him for three years. He has been good all three of these years. He is a good athlete and plays hard. He is fun to watch if you are not trying to stop him.”
Essary said even with the loss, he was proud of how the guys fought during the game.
“They played hard for the last senior night on Bruce Field,” Essary said. “I am proud of them and they played hard. It is always sad when you lose a senior class because you have put so much work together with them. You want them to go out on a win. We have been fortunate here, and it may be the first one that we have not been successful on. They played hard, and I am proud of their effort.”
The contest was senior night for the Hornets as 12 players were involved in their final game at Bruce Field.
Athens (2-7 overall, 1-4 in district play) is open Friday, and wraps up the regular season Nov. 10 on the road at Brownsboro. The Bears defeated Terrell, 42-20, Friday in Brownsboro.
“We will work and try to get better for that last ballgame at Brownsboro,” Essary said. “In open week, we focus on ourselves with fundamentals and trying to get healthy. It could be the last game, and I don’t know what the playoffs look like. Regardless of what it is, it is another game and we want to do our best. The guys will work hard, and the coaching staff will work hard.”
Gatewood scored the game’s opening touchdown on an eight-yard run with 4:17 remaining in the first quarter.
Athens took a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter on two touchdowns following fumbled kickoff returns by Kaufman.
The first score came on an 18-yard run by quarterback Xavius Fulton with 6:36 remaining in the first half.
The second came on a 33-yard pass from Andrew McBride to Gary Lyons with 4:58 left. Dakota Anderson booted both PAT’s good.
Crandall quarterback Josh Redding then added a five-yard TD run to tie the game at 14 with 1:57 remaining in the first half.
In the second half, McBride capped off a nice drive with a one-yard plunge to give Athens a 21-14 lead with 8:54 left in the third.
Crandall then scored the final 35 points to put the game out of reach. The Pirates had a 34-yard pass from Redding to Keionte Robertson and a one-yard run by Redding to end the third quarter at 28-21.
“We battled with them for almost three quarters,” Essary said. “We gave up some big plays, and penalties hurt us at crucial times. You get a couple of penalties and it got us off track. We need to be driving the football.”
In the fourth, Gatewood had a three-yard run, a 52-yard pass from Steven Dearman to Hayden Pruitt and a 15-yard run by Doneric Rivers for the 49-21 finale.
“We made a few mistakes and gave up a couple of big plays tonight,” the coach said. “They were able to capitalize, and Crandall is a good football team. They are close to winning about six-or-seven games right now. They are as close as can be right now.”
Athens was led by Jerquindon Taylor with six carries for 60 yards, while McBride had 17 carries for 49 yards. McBride was 1 of 2 passing for 19 yards, with the lone pass going to Taylor.

Nov

02

Posted by : admin | On : November 2, 2017

By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers continued their impressive winning streak, defeating the West Trojans at home Oct. 27.
The Tigers struck first just four minutes into the first quarter on a touchdown pass to take a quick 7-0 lead.
The Trojans answered just four minutes later with a three-yard rushing touchdown to tie the game 7-7.
Malakoff turned over possession on downs after a missed field goal with two minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
The Tigers would come back after a punt by the Trojans, adding a touchdown with less than a minute remaining to take a 15-7 lead into the second quarter after a successful two-point conversion.
The Trojans came right back with a 77-yard rushing touchdown with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter to cut the Tigers lead to 15-14.
An interception thrown by the Tigers gave the Trojans possession on their own 10-yard line.
They took over six minutes off the clock on their offensive drive, finishing it with a 15-yard rushing touchdown with around a minute to go in the first half to take a 21-15 lead.
The Tigers would not go quietly into halftime as they started on their own 25-yard line after the Trojans kickoff.
The Tigers drove the ball downfield 75 yards in less than a minute, finishing off the drive with a rushing touchdown to take a 22-21 lead into halftime.
The Tigers opened the third quarter with a field goal just under three minutes in to push their lead to 25-21.
The Tigers would hold the Trojans off the board in the third quarter as they headed towards the final 12 minutes of the contest.
The Tigers added another rushing touchdown under two minutes in to take a 32-21 lead over the Trojans.
The Trojans finally pushed their way into Tigers’ territory, culminating in a nine-yard rushing touchdown with just over three minutes to go, cutting the lead to 32-27 after a failed two-point conversion.
The Tigers recovered the onside kick from the Trojans and took possession at the 50-yard line.
The Tigers tacked on their last touchdown of the night, followed by a two-point conversion to take the 40-27 victory over the Trojans.
The win is the 20th straight regular season win for the Tigers, with Malakoff winning 38 of their last 40 regular season games overall. The victory pushes their perfect record to 8-0 overall this season and 5-0 in district play.
With the defeat of the Trojans, the Tigers sit all alone in first place in 3A-1 Region III District 9. West and Teague are now tied for second place with 4-1 records.
The Tigers will travel to Teague to take on the second-place Lions (6-2, 4-1 district) Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers then return home for parent night Nov. 10 and finish up the regular season against the Elkhart Elks before preparing for the playoffs.

Oct

19

Posted by : admin | On : October 19, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
TRINIDAD–The Trinidad Trojans defeated the Exel HomeSchool Lions Oct. 14 in their annual homecoming game.
Senior Trojans running back Talon Sims kicked off the offense for the Trojans with a rushing touchdown just over one minute into the first quarter to give the Trojans an 8-0 lead.
Twelve seconds later, on a carry by a Lions player, defensive back Marcello Shofner ripped the ball from the carrier’s hands to give the Trojans possession.
Caleb Bannister finished off the drive with a five-yard touchdown just 42 seconds later to give the Trojans a 16-0 lead.
Linebacker Eli Arnold recovered another fumble for the Trojans defense as they took over with 5:16 remaining in the first quarter.
Sims tacked on another touchdown 19 seconds later to push the Trojans lead to 22-0.
Sophomore wide receiver Hunter Robinson added a touchdown of his own to give the Trojans a 30-0 lead with 3:39 remaining in the first quarter.
Robinson picked up an interception with 1:48 remaining to give the Trojans possession.
Johnny Ayala ran 60 yards for his first touchdown of the night, pushing the lead to 38-0 with 1:16 remaining in the first quarter.
Josh Stamper and Kaelab Eastman both added touchdowns for the Trojans 20 second apart in the last minute of the first quarter to take a commanding 50-0 lead into the second quarter.
The Lions finally got on the board on a rush touchdown with 4:53 remaining in the second quarter to make the deficit 50-6.
The Trojans would score their final touchdown of the night on a kickoff return by Robinson to finish off a mercy-rule 56-6 victory after just two quarters of play.
Senior quarterback Colby Snider finished 1/3 for 38 yards passing and one touchdown.
Stamper led the way with seven carries for 153 yards rushing for the Trojans, including one touchdown.
Ayala had one rush for 64 yards and one touchdown.
Trojans senior Sims finished with three carries for 32 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions.
The Trojans finished the contest with 327 total yards of offense in just 20 minutes of play.
The Trojans go into their bye week at 5-2 overall this season. They begin their district schedule when they return against the Milford Bulldogs (6-0) Oct. 27 at home.
The Trojans finish the season against Mt. Calm Nov. 3 at home and on the road at Oakwood Nov. 10.

Oct

19

Posted by : admin | On : October 19, 2017

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By Bodey Cooper
The News Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Malakoff Tigers defeated the Eustace Bulldogs on the road Friday, Oct. 13.
The Bulldogs defense started off well with an interception just 1:52 into the first quarter by Ethan Austin.
Just seven seconds later though, the Tigers recovered a fumble by the Bulldogs offense to set them up inside the red zone.
The Tigers cashed in on a three-yard rushing touchdown by running back Zee Bailey on the next play to take a quick 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs once again had trouble controlling the ball as they fumbled, allowing the Tigers an 18-yard touchdown return by junior Caleb Adams to push their lead to 16-0.
After a long drive down the field, the Bulldogs got on the board with a 28-yard field goal with 4:28 remaining to cut the deficit to 16-3.
The Tigers struck again with a nine-yard rushing touchdown by Bailey with just under two minutes remaining in the first quarter to take a commanding 24-3 lead.
The Tigers began the second half just the same with another rushing touchdown by Bailey, his third of the game, just under four minutes in to take a 30-3 lead.
The Bulldogs struck back with an 11-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Alejandro Sanchez, who took the brunt of a lot of hits from the Tigers’ defense.
The Tigers came right back a minute later, tacking on another touchdown, this time courtesy of quarterback Judd Miller, to push their lead to 37-11 with 3:35 remaining in the second quarter.
Wide receiver Andreas Garrett added one more touchdown for the Tigers before the end of the first half to take a 45-11 lead into halftime.
After a blocked punt by Adams, the Tigers pushed across seven more points on a three-yard receiving touchdown by Garrett to bump their lead up to 52-11.
The Tigers added another touchdown on a 17-yard run by R.J. Carr before Sanchez picked up another touchdown for the Bulldogs with :10 left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 59-18.
After a kickoff was bobbled by the Tigers, the Bulldogs regained possession in Malakoff territory.
Sanchez would pick up his third touchdown after a huge 39-yard run to cut the lead to 59-25 with 10:04 left.
The Tigers pushed across their final score with 2:29 remaining to take a 66-25 win over the Bulldogs and remain undefeated in 2017.
The win pushes the Tigers to 6-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs drop to 3-3 after starting the season 3-0.
The Tigers sit in a tie for first place in 3A-1 Region III District 9 with West with both teams holding perfect 3-0 district records.
The Tigers have scored 154 points this season while only allowing 45 in six contests.
The Tigers will put that perfect 6-0 record on the line when they face off against Westwood (1-5) Oct. 20. With a loss by West, the Tigers could take over sole possession of first place.