Tigers explode for 27-point shutout in 1st half against Weimer

Photos by Lauren Russell
Tidehaven Tigers gather with their colorful flags prior to kickoff against Weimer last Friday.

   Tidehaven opened its new season with a 27-0 shutout on the road against Weimer last Friday night, Aug. 28.
   “I thought our offensive and defensive lines did well. They both dominated like we expected them to,” said Head Coach David Lucio.
   The Tigers had 173 yards rushing and 107 passing and held Weimer to 38 ground yards and 95 in the air, in a bad weather-truncated second half. 
   “A lot of our inexperienced players played well, so we were glad to see that. 
   “That was our quarterback’s (Logan Crow) first official start at the position. Crow was 5-16-107 yards with two scores and one pickoff.
   Crow had five carries for 45 yards rushing and a touchdown.
   “For a first time starter, he played great. “That being said, I still think we could have been a little more proficient. 
   “Once we got a little tired we had too many dropped passes, and missed a few blocks. 
   Lucio said the Tigers will need to improve on conditioning, adding that’s common at this point in the season. 
   “The best part about this victory was that we came away injury free. 
   “With the second half being canceled due to bad weather, it was almost as if we got a second scrimmage in.”
   About this coming Friday night game, Lucio said, “Ganado is a tough one to figure out. 
   “They can be very explosive on offense, and if they find a weakness in your defense they will exploit it. 
   “They did get handled by Industrial,” Lucio noted, adding that “Industrial is a powerhouse 3A D1 team, twice as big as Ganado. 
   “It seemed as if Ganado just got worn out and Industrial was able to plow over them at that point. 
   “Our number of two-way players is similar to Ganado’s, so I don’t expect them being tired as an advantage, because we will probably be battling the same issue. 
   “We will have to rely on our O-line and D-Line once again. 
   “If we can keep our skill kids fresh and healthy we should have a great shot at another victory. 
   “This week’s game will be in Ganado. Only 200 passes will be given to us for our fans, so the real battle might be the fight to get in Ganado’s stadium.”
   Rushing against Weimer, Jose Martinez had 66 yards, Crow, 45, Kylan Sardinea had 42 yards and Joseph Dodds, 20 yards. 
   The Tiger receiving corps and their yardage included: Austin Smith, three catches for 72 yards; Kylan Sardinea, one reception for 18 yards; and Jordan Mejias, with one catch for 17 yards.
   Alexis Cisneros punted once for 45 yards. 

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