Your Southaven Chargers hosted the Tigers of Whitehaven (TN) on Friday night and fell by a score of 17-6.
Whitehaven received the ball first and fumbled on just the third play. Kendal Lowery recovered for the Chargers setting up their first possession at their own 47-yard line. The offense stalled going three and out and punted down to the the Tiger 25-yard line. Each offense continued to alternate punts much of the rest of the first quarter.
Not much changed in the second half as each team either punted or turned the ball over on every possession of the half leading to no score at halftime.
The third quarter continued to follow the same script as the first half until a Whitehaven punt swung field position in their favor. The Tigers took over on offense at the Charger 18-yard line and stalled but were able to convert a 41-yard field goal for the first points of the game.
The ensuing possession for the Chargers went south quickly. A bad snap was picked up by the Tiger’s defense and walked into the end zone for a touchdown extending the lead ever so quickly to 10-0.
A few more punts were exchanged and as the third quarter wound down, Whitehaven had one long run setting up a short touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the third to extend the lead to 17-0.
Less than one minute into the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Jonah Posey tossed a 36-yard pass to Isaiah Brevard for a touchdown cutting the lead to 17-6.
The Southaven defense stood strong yet again and forced a punt. The offense moved the ball for one first down, but on fourth and six, Posey gained only five and a half yards leading to a turnover on downs with five minutes to go.
The offense got one more chance with the ball and threw an interception with one minute remaining.
The defense played really well throughout the game and the Chargers are clearly improving each week. The overall record now stands at 1-3, and your Chargers will travel to Oxford next week in the first district matchup of the season.