MOUNT PLEASANT – For a while last Friday, it appeared the Raiders might have a chance for victory. However, they were soon engulfed by a tsunami of Tiger touchdowns that ended that hope, and left them on the short end of a 49-6 season opening loss at Mount Pleasant.
Wylie East (0-1) looks to regroup 7 p.m. Friday at Irving Nimitz.
The Raiders and Tigers each displayed first-game jitters last Friday at Sam Parker Field, as both teams had trouble handling the ball. However, Mount Pleasant eventually overcame their nervousness to produce a 29-point third quarter that put the Tigers firmly in control.
The big play came with 4:13 left in the period, right after quarterback Terrell Washington put East back in the game at 14-6 via a 61-yard touchdown scamper.
The Tigers immediately responded with 62-yard scoring run from Caleb Jones, which put them up 20-6 and set them on course for their 43-point victory.
After Jones’ score, Mount Pleasant scored twice more in the third quarter and two more times in the fourth to pull away from the Raiders.
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By Greg Ford. • [email protected]