Hartselle throttles East LimestonePublished 12:38am Saturday, October 19, 2013
Special to the Enquirer
A nice balance on offense helped lead the Hartselle Tigers to an 35-7 victory over region opponent East Limestone.
D’Andre Mack started the show off with a bang as he scampered across the field for 63 yards and the first points were on board 53 seconds into the game.
Head coach Bob Godsey said he was pleased with his teams performance despite still being banged up.
“You never know who we are going to have out each game or each half, but whichever eleven it is, they are going to line up and go to war,” Godsey said.
Both teams went to war throughout the first quarter, as the defense was able to force a turnover as the Indians drove into tiger territory.
Mack capped off a picture perfect 62-yard drive with 4:18 left with a two-yard touchdown run.
Good defensive effort by both teams prevented much scoring in the half.
Nevertheless, Jake Tiffin led the offense on an eye-catching, 90-yard drive with less than two minutes to play, as he found Zeth Malcolm for 13 yards as he dove into the end zone.
The Tigers went to air to start the second half, throwing the ball four out of the first five plays.
Waid Miller, who normally plays only on defense, got a chance to play offense. He caught a 12-yard touchdown pass and gave Hartselle all of the momentum it needed to run away with the game.
After two quick defensive stops, Tiffin hit his big target, Tobias Mitchell, for 51 yards and then followed it up on a third-and-five screen pass 12 yards to paydirt.
East Limestone got on the board with a 60-yard touchdown.
Mack and Malcom racked up most of the yards for the visiting Tigers behind its improving offensive line.