GROVETON — The Indians held a slim 1-point lead to claim a 14-13 homecoming win over Leon on Friday.
The win also opened Groveton’s district play with a win and moves the team 4-2.
Offense leaders include Tanner Steubing, who completed 8 of 12 passes for 56 yards and 1 interception. On the receiving end, Billy Thomas had 3 catches for 18 yards; Bryon Thomas had 2 catches for 17 yards; Jackson Cathey had 2 catches 15 yards; and Dayton Chandler had 1 catch for 6 yards.
On the ground, Billy Thomas had 1 carry for 3 yards; Bryon Thomas had s 22 carries for 108 yards and 1 TD; Jackson Cathey had 2 carries for 18 yards; Wyatt Snead had 2 carries for 15 yards; Phoenix Bowman had 1 carry for 28 yards; and Tanner Steubing had 9 carries for 56 yards and 1 TD.
On defense, Daiton Chandler had 5 tackles; Tanner Steubing had 4 tackles; Gunner Wilson had 2 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss; Logan Townsend had 2 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss; Phoenix Bowman had 3 tackles; Carter Cox had 2 tackles and 1 sack; Bryon Thomas had 2 tackles; Wyatt Snead had 1 tackles and 1 tackle of a loss; Jackson Cathey had 2 tackles and 1 pass broken up; Darius McQueen had 2 tackles; Brody Thorton had 2 tackles; and Trystan Ard had 1 tackle.
The Eagles Apple Springs lost to Leveretts Chapel 63-14 on Friday.
In the effort, Dakota Campbell completed 10 of 19 passes for 115 yards and 2 TDs. Leading receivers were Ryan Phillips, who caught 2 for 37 yards and a TD, and Zeth Dugat, who caught 5 for 48 yards and a TD. Zeth also had 51 rushing yards on 8 attempts.
On defense, Noah Thompson had 12 tackles and a strip-sack. Connor Kaufman, Bradyn Kaufman and Andrew Pion each had 6 tackles, Ryan Davis had 4 tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Eagles have a bye this week. They host Fannindel on Oct. 20 to begin district play.
Tigers lose to lions
By Scott Womack
KOUNTZE — With the Tigers coming off a bye week and the Lions coming off a close loss to Hemphill, the Tigers were primed for their first victory of the season, but the Lions had other plans.
The tone for the game was set on the opening kickoff, when a mishandled kick set up the Tigers offense at their own 6-yard line. A fumble and quick score gave the Lions an early 7-0 lead, and a bad snap on a punt attempt recovered by the Lions in the end zone put the Tigers in a 14-0 hole with just 6 minutes off the clock.
The fortunes for the Tigers did not improve as turnovers and inability to move the ball past the 50-yard line ultimately gave the Lions a short field for the duration of the game.
Trailing by 30 at halftime, the Tigers hoped to correct the mistakes and improve in the second half, unfortunately the Lions continued to control the game in all phases and cruised to a 47-0 victory.
The Tigers return home Friday as they face the undefeated Newton Eagles. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.