Tigers scheduled to wrap up non-district play

The Wills Point Tigers find themselves in a familiar position entering the fifth week of the 2017 season, carrying an 0-4 record into play against Hillsboro after suffering a 30-24 home loss to Tatum Sept. 22.

Wills Point faced similar circumstances in 2016, bouncing back to win seven consecutive games en route to both a district and bi-district titles. Against the Eagles, Wills Point began play on a positive note by recovering the opening kickoff to take possession at the Tatum 26-yard line.

The Tigers failed to pick up a first down on four plays, turning the ball back over to the Eagles. Tatum needed just 10 plays to cover 77 yards, scoring the first points of the night on a Jachais Jenkins two-yard touchdown run. The Eagles would miss the PAT attempt, maintaining a 6-0 lead over the Tigers midway through the first quarter.

Wills Point would get a taste of its own medicine on the ensuing kickoff, failing to handle an onside kick attempt to give possession back to the Eagles near midfield.

Powered by strong running from Cedric White, the Eagles would find the end zone for a second time with 3:04 to play in the opening frame. Tatum failed once again on their second PAT attempt of the night to hold a 12-0 lead over the Tigers.

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