After a pair of convincing wins over Highland and Louisiana, the Macon Tigers brought their gameplan back home to Hugh Dunn Field for Homecoming Friday night, where their opponent would be the Mark Twain Tigers.
Twain would win the coin toss and receive the kick-off. On their second play from scrimmage, the Twain QB pitched a backward pass which fell to the ground, and Macon linebacker Tim Hall picked it up and ran back 15 yards for a touchdown, spiking the ball to the ground in excitement.
The PAT from Andre Reynolds fell short, just his second miss of the year, and Macon held a 6-0 lead as the quarter ended.
Both Tiger teams would struggle to put anything consistent together, but Macon would make it count when it mattered.
With 7:33 left in the first half, the host Tigers would drive into the Twain redzone and score on a 13-yard run by running back Tyrone Walker. He would then add a 2-point conversion, pushing the lead to 14-0 at halftime.
During halftime, senior Jessica Young was crowned the 2012 Homecoming Queen.
There were no points scored in the third quarter, but Macon was driving to the Twain redzone once again as time expired.
Just 33 seconds into the fourth quarter, running back Chris Little bulldozed a path to the endzone on a 5-yard run. Reynolds' PAT would cap off the scoring, giving Macon a 21-0 win.
Chris Little would lead the team in rushing yards, with 135 on 15 carries, including the touchdown.
Tyrone Walker rushed 13 times for 89 yards and a score. Ethan Pagliai ran eight times for 44 yards. Gabe Gravitt ran nine times for 34 yards.
The Macon defense was stifling, as they sacked the Twain QB a total of five times, Trey Kothe being in on 2.5 of them.
Kendall Kothe and CJ Gast each had eight tackles, and Tim Hall ended the night with seven tackles and the fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Macon improves to 5-2 overall (5-2 CCC).
Macon has another tough task coming up on Friday, as they must travel west to Brookfield to take on the tough Bulldogs, starting at 7:00 p.m.
In the current District standings, Macon holds the fourth seed.