Xavier Dickerson ran 40 yards for a score to give the Tigers a 12-10 lead with 4:48 left in the third quarter. Photo by Ginger Tester.

Tigers Ran, But They Couldn’t Hide

Bolivar Central took a 12-10 lead midway through the third quarter against Jackson South Side, but the Hawks (6-0) responded with a pair of scores to give Bolivar (1-5) their fourth loss in a row.
“We are having trouble doing the little things that helps us finish games,” said Coach Woodrow Lowe. “We’re trying to clean things up.”
Against South Side, it was a familiar story of having a late lead, but giving it back. On the year, the Tigers have led four of six games at the half, but have been outscored in the second half in all but two games: the 9-8 win over MAHS and the 33-20 loss to Harding Academy.
For Bolivar, safety C.J. McMahan had 16 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery and was named the Vaughan Oil Player of the Game along with linebacker Christian Matthews, who had 19 tackles.
The Tigers were plus two on turnovers, but couldn’t take advantage, generating only 160 yards in offense and only five first downs, season lows in both categories.