Our second Stats Spotlight this year again focuses on the pounding run game of the Tigers. Cushing rolled up 226 yards on the ground Friday night, 170 of those yards split between Kory Wiley and Matt Yates. The Twin Hammers each averaged over 9 yards per carry and each found the End Zone twice. Trevor Ailey came up late this time to add 45 yards of his own on 8 carries, including a 15 yard long.
The ground game was a very bright spot in what could have been a bad night for the Tiger offense. The passing game was anemic adding only 46 yards. Kade Holderread was 4/16 for the night with no TDs and 1 INT. To be fair, Kade had several passes dropped by several receivers. The passing game was just not in synch under the lights. England Honeybuss was the leading receiver with 2 catches for 34 yards.
The Tiger Defensive Backfield was daunting, setting the bar high early with a 35 yard Pick Six on the second play of the game. Ryan Hood lead a ferocious attack up front which limited Mannford to 106 yards TOTAL. Mannford had a net loss of 1 yards on the ground. Landry Wasson, the Pirate Quarterback, was 15/23 for 117 yards and 2 TDs with 1 INT. Wasson was also the only Mannford runner with positive yards, logging in 7 yards on 14 carries. He was sacked several times by a swarming Tiger front four. 75 of Mannford's 117 yards came on two long plays (55 yards and 20 yards).