Josh Sturgis caught five passes for 99 yards.  Photo by Nicka Smith.

Tigers Run Away from Jackson South Side

Before what is being guessed as the biggest crowd to attend a Bolivar Central Football game in the last 20 years, the Tigers blew out traditional rival Jackson South Side 42-7 on September 22.
“We came out and played hard,” said Bolivar Central Head Football Coach Woodrow Lowe. “It wasn’t easy, but we made the plays we needed to make and the defense stepped up.”
The Bolivar defense, which had allowed 30.4 points per game this year and gave up 39 to South Side a year ago, stopped the Hawks cold time after time in the second half, while the Bolivar offense scored four touchdowns to turn a close game at halftime into a blowout.
Sophomore Omar Jones, who had an interception and recovered a kickoff in the first half, was named the Vaughan Oil Player of the Game, while junior Robert Jennings was named the Lineman of the Week.
The Tigers got off to a strong start, scoring on their first possession and after recovering the ensuing kickoff and scoring again. But the offense stalled for the remainder of the half and when South Side scored with 3:50 remaining in the half, it was 12-7 Tigers.

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