Tigers looking for first win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Patrick Shegog scrambles on a run against Meridian. Shegog led the team last week in rushing yards with 64 yards. He will try to lead the Tigers to their first win of the season against Greenville tonight. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Dunlap Stadium. Panolian photo by Ike House

Tigers looking for first win

By Brad Greer
If there is one team that is looking for something positive to happen to them it would be the South Panola Tigers.
Off to a 0-2 start for the first time since 1991, the Tigers will look for that first allusive victory tonight as they host the Hornets of T.L.Weston in a 7 p.m kickoff. This will be meeting between the two schools since 2004 when South Panola came away with a 63-12 win
South Panola is coming off a 18-7 loss at Meridian in which the Tigers led 7- 6 with  six minutes remaining in the game on Quin Bradford’s 65-yard punt return in the third quarter.
Looking back on the  first two games, South Panola head coach Lance Pogue  said a handful of plays have been the difference in both losses.
“When you go back and look at the film we have been so close to winning. Take away six or seven plays in both games combined and the outcome might have been different. If we can get everything clicking then you will see the potential this team really possesses,” said Pogue.
Greenville Weston heads into the contest sporting a 1-1 record after falling  to Clarksdale 32-6 last week. The Hornets opened the 2016 season with a 36-0 victory over Indianola Gentry.
Greenville is led by junior signal caller Tayvon Littlejohn. Through two games the 6’3”, 180-pound Littlejohn has completed 31-of-51 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns to go along with three interceptions.
“Their quarterback is a nice-looking athlete who throws the ball around pretty good and can run when he has to. He is what you call a ‘Gunslinger’ type passer. Defensive-wise they are very athletic with a lot of speed and run to the football. They’re a very good looking team in a uniform,” said Pogue.
Littlejohn’s main targets will be Zhaire Green (5’8”- 168) and Zion Washington (5’10’”- 163) along with senior running back Artrell Phillips (5’11-215).
“Right now we are just focused on our team and not who we are playing. We had another good week of practice and if we can seem to get a break here or there things will start turning our way. I feel like it will be very soon,” said Pogue.

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