Tigers blank Metter in Region 2-AA opener
by Halei Lamb | October 5, 2018 4:40 pm
by TROUP BRINSON
The Swainsboro Tigers (3-2) scored 15 quick points and then shut down the Metter Tigers to win their first region game of the season, 15-0. Swainsboro’s harassing and swarming defense never allowed Metter any momentum, beating Metter for the 9th consecutive time, last losing to the orange-clad Tigers in 1955.
Metter came into the game at 4-1, having just lost a heart-breaking, double overtime game to Toombs County the prior week. However, new head coach Rodney Garvin (previously defensive coordinator at Vidalia) has instilled a sense of toughness, especially defensively, giving Metter hope to avenge the 54-0 shellacking that Swainsboro put on Metter last year.
Swainsboro took the opening kickoff and needed only four plays to cover 64 yards as running back Robert Allen sprinted the final 38 yards for the opening score, 6-0. Allen is still filling in for injured RB Trez Stephens, who broke his foot against Cross Creek and was off to a great start. Swainsboro got on the board again in the second quarter as safety KJ Starnes sacked Metter in the end zone to put Swainsboro up 8-0.
Metter kicked off to Swainsboro following…
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