The Tigers scored the first touchdown of the night with 8:26 left in the first quarter on a 19-yard run by Eli Wilson. Meek went for two and converted giving them an 8-0 lead. Meek got on the board again on a 21-yard pass from Seth Hayes to Dexter Woodard.
The two-point conversion was good. With 11:42 left in the second the Tigers were up 16-0. The third score of the night for Meek came on a 16-yard run with 2:50 left in the quarter.
The two-point conversion was good again giving the Tigers a 24-0 halftime lead. Meek scored early in the third quarter when QB Seth Hayes called his own number and ran it in from six yards out. The PAT was no good making the score 30-0.
The Panthers scored their first and only touchdown of the game on a 50-yard sprint with 7:55 in the third quarter. The Panthers converted on a two-point conversion thus avoiding the shutout, cutting the lead to 30-8. Meek answered the Panthers’ score with 5:19 left in the quarter on a 14-yard run by Bailey Heath. The two-point conversion was good, giving Meek a lead of 38-8 at the end of three quarters. The final score of the night came on a 3 yard-run by Keeton Cleghorn with 7:07 left in the game. The two-point conversion was good again, giving the Tigers the 44-8 victory.
Meek’s defense was dominant in the first half, allowing only one first down and under thirty yards of offense. The Tigers’ rushing game was clicking on all cylinders, with 275 yards rushing for the game. The rushing attack was led by Eli Wilson, who ran for 107 yards on 12 carries. He also scored a touchdown.
“The guys played better defensively this week. Last week was not a good game on the defensive side of the ball,” Meek coach Lance Archer said. “We challenged the team this week and they responded. The offense played well and is progressing.”
The Tigers (1-1, 0-1) travel to Sumiton next week to face the Sumiton Christian Eagles (1-1, 1-1) in a region game.
Brilliant 28, Lynn 14
Brilliant beat Lynn for the first time since 2003, holding off the Bears 28-14 at David Posey Stadium.
Both teams had trouble getting into the end zone in the first half, with the Tigers taking a 6-0 lead into halftime.
From there, Brilliant took control, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter for a 20-0 advantage.
Lynn battled back with Dylan Murner scoring from six yards out to cut the gap to 20-6. Lynn got even closer when quarterback Brody Meeks scored on a touchdown run and hit Brandon Heck with a 2-point conversion to make the score 20-14. Brilliant scored its final touchdown in the fourth quarter to push the lead back to 28-14.
For Lynn, Meeks rushed 12 times for 51 yards and completed 16-of-33 passes for 186 yards. Heck caught seven passes for 100 yards while Ben Cagle added five catches for 58 yards. Murner rushed seven times for 39 yards. Lynn (1-1, 0-1) travels to Pickens County next week.