Tigers stay red-hot in 30-0 win over Ferris

Photo by David Kapitan

Tiger players get pumped up along the sidelines as they get set for the opening kickoff.

Wills Point had little to play for heading into its regular season finale against Ferris Nov. 4, having already locked up the top spot in District 6-4A play the week prior with a win over Dallas Lincoln. Despite the low stakes, the Tigers still rose to the occasion by gashing the Yellowjacket defense for 343 rushing yards in a 30-0 shutout win.

Ferris won the coin toss and opted to defer, putting the ball in Wills Point’s possession to open the game. The Tigers made the most out of the opportunity, marching down the field in just five plays to take an early lead.

Wills Point started fast courtesy of excellent line play, and picking up a big chunk of yardage on a 27-yard Tyler James to Seth Wilson pass completion. Set up deep in Yellowjacket territory, the Tigers scored on a 10-yard Vernon Morrow run through the middle. Vincent Tobias added the PAT, giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead with 10:23 still left to play in the first quarter.

Wills Point’s defense appeared to come up with a quick stop of the first Ferris drive of the night, but a questionable roughing the punter penalty on fourth down gave the Yellowjackets new life and a fresh set of downs. The extra opportunity would go wasted, with Wills Point once again standing tall defensively to force another Ferris punt.

The Tigers and Yellowjackets each sputtered offensively on the ensuing possessions, trading the ball back on punts before Wills Point snapped the string late in the first quarter.

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