Creswell Poised For Strong Finish After Crushing Hatteras, 50-0

by Cory Furlough -

The Creswell Tigers have captured at least a share of the Tideland
Conference Crown and clearly showed who was in charge of the Tideland with a 50-0 crushing of the Cape Hatteras Hurricanes. The Tigers won the first contest between the two schools easily 53-0, the second meeting if it were a book would read much the same.

The Tiger offense would come out of the gate slow as turnovers would plague the Tigers in the first quarter as they appeared to shake off the lag that the multiple hour bus trip would put on them. But once
their legs were stretched and the jitters were gone the Tiger rushing
attack would explode. Creswell's Jaquan Bryant would lead all rushers on the night with a whopping 157 yards on 8 carries and find the end zone 3 times. The Tiger rushing attack would rack up 319 yards on 21 carries and dominate the Hurricane defense all night long.

Tiger rushers Timelle Sawyer and Gary Blount would each add their own impressive totals to the stat column. Sawyer would rush for 45 yards on 11 carries and Blout would rush for an impressive 111 yards on 2 carries. Each would find the end zone multiple times on the night.

Quarterback Davonte Phelps would lead the Tiger passing attack through the air going a perfect 4-4 for 44 yards and a score.
The Tiger runners would find a welcome rest this week as they would
only have to play one way as Coach Wayne Rodgers would split the team in to two squads most of the night.

Rodgers said on the experiment "The two squad system really worked
well for us tonight. It has been a long time here at Creswell since we
have been able to do something like this with such a small squad. We
wanted to really get some of our younger guys some experience and give some of our starters some rest. With only 24 players everyone has to contribute and the guys really did that tonight. We knew that we would start slow tonight but we felt that when the time came our guys would respond and they did. I am very proud of all my players and now we just have to keep up that momentum the rest of the season. It is not every day that you have a group of athletes like we have this year at such a small school so we are going to do our best and see where the chips fall."

The Tiger offense would not be the only star of the night though. The
Tigers would hold the Hurricanes to less than 100 yards of total
offense and pitch their 3rd shut out of the season. The Tigers would
be lead by stand out Senior tackle Timothy Roughton who would shut down the Hurricanes rushers all night and rack up 17 tackles with 5 of
those for a loss. Five other Tigers would rack up double digit
tackles. They were Taquan Meyers with 13, Tommy Cherry with 11, Andrew McNair with 11, Anthony Cabbarrus with 11, and Shaton Basnight with 11. Overall the Tigers would rack up 436 total yards on the night and show just why they belong as the #8 team in the area as rated on numerous news outlets. The Tigers will look to wrap up the conference crown this Friday as they take on the Jamesville Bullets on Senior Night. The game is slated for 7:30pm at Tiger field in Creswell.

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  • by ProudTigerFan Location: Somewhere on Nov 9, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Way to go Tigers Yall got the perfect season We are tideland champs again.......o yea them at State and bring the trophy home this year *kisses* to #75 :D Good luck Babe
  • by tigerfan Location: creswell on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:25 AM
    Thanks Corey, You do a Great Job......Let's Go Tigers and those Get those Bullets!!! To the Coaching staff you do a great Job!!!
  • by Cory F Location: Creswell on Oct 30, 2009 at 01:19 AM
    Let's go Tigers.. only 2 more for that perfect season. And for those who do not know the Tigers are riding a 17 game conference winning streak in the Tideland. That streak dates back all the way to 07 starting at the last game of the season against Mattamuskeet. So no matter who you are out there you have to admit that is pretty impressive! Creswell will always have their haters out there but the numbers speak for themselves! Keep up the great job guys, everyone in Washington County is very proud of you.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 01:10 AM
    Awsome game guys keep up the great work. Coach Rodgers and his staff do a great job with the young men on the team. We are lucky to have them in our community. And thank you so much Cory Furlough for supporting our boys and letting other folks know about them. The pictures on here and on your website are great! Let's go Tigers, time to tame the Bullets!
  • by d Location: bashwell on Oct 28, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    it anit no thing for them boyz
  • by tiger fan Location: creswell on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:38 PM
    hey way to go tigers.. keep up the great work... 1 more win to go and another conference championship... and cory thanks again for all of the coverage! keep up the great job!
  • by MARKETIA Location: P-TOWN on Oct 27, 2009 at 09:00 AM
  • by Tiger on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    Let's Go Tigers!!!! :D Keep up the great work!
  • by Adam Location: Creswell on Oct 26, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    Way to go tigers bring the heat next week!!!
  • by Alum Location: Creswell on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    Way to go Tigers, keep up the great work. You work hard and it shows, we are all very proud of you!

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