Saturday, October 8, 2017. West Sabine High School -
After a bye week, the Tenaha Tigers Varsity football team boosted their record to 5-0 with a convincing 65-0 road win over the West Sabine Tigers.Tenaha held West Sabine to just three plays and a punt on their first possession game was a one-sided affair from the beginning.
The home team West Sabine Tigers opened the game with first possession then used just one play to score, on a 65-yard touchdown to Cody Foshee from CJ Horn. Jordan Castillio added the extra point which gave THS a 7-0 lead with 10:29 left in the opening period.
West Sabine’s next drive resulted in a three and they punted the ball back to Tenaha who used a 40-yard reception by Trai Gardner and a one-yard run by Onterio Thompson to score just moments later and boost their lead to 14-0 after another Castillo extra point kick. Another three-and-out by West Sabine was followed by a surprisingly strong defensive stand by the home team Tigers.
Tenahas’ Jay Lloyd turned a short pass into a 66-yard touchdown with 3:37 left in the opening quarter. Castillo added the bonus kick to give THS a 21-0 lead.
West Sabine was unable to pick up a first down against Tenaha’s strong defensive front on their next drive. Moments later, Trai Gardner spun away from West Sabine defenders and bolted 45 yards to a Tigers touchdown that would end the first quarter with THS leading 28-0.
Horn found Foshee again, for a 48-yard touchdown with 9:55 left in the second frame, to boost the THS lead to 35-0. He then hit Gardner on a play-action pass that led to a 51-yard touchdown which gave Tenaha a 42-0 advantage at the midway point.
Later in the second frame, Tenaha ended a 75-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run by Gardner which gave THS a 49-0 lead.
Tenaha defensive back JT Calloway intercepted a West Sabine pass and returned it to the WSHS one-yard line. Onterio Thompson was then was able break across the goal line untouched and boost the score to 56-0 at the end of the first half of play.
Early in the third quarter, LaDarrius Garrett added a score on a 25-yard touchdown run and Tenahas’ lead grew to 62-0.
Jordan Castillo added the final three points of the game with a 25-yard field goal which sailed right through the uprights during the later stages of the third stanza. This gave Tenaha their final margin, 65-0, as Coach Craig Horn was content to keep the clock moving, and also play multiple substitute players for the remainder of the contest.
The Tenaha Tigers were scheduled to next play Mount Enterprise on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for Homecoming, but the Wildcats had to forfeit. Tenaha will now face Houston Kipp Northeast at 6 p.m. October 14th. Additional homecoming information - Tenaha 2017 Homecoming Activities Will Proceed As Scheduled