Tigers pull out 14-13 win over BVNW Huskies

Jordan McEntee, Sports Editor

The location might have been the same as their face-off with BV North last Friday, but tonight’s match-up against the Huskies of BV Northwest was a completely different game.
BV got off to a slow start, unlike their last few high-scoring games. The first quarter had little action and ended with zeros on both ends of the scoreboard.
The game picked up with 4:12 left in the second quarter when BVNW ran the ball in for a touchdown, taking the lead 7-0.
After that, the Tigers kicked into high gear. Senior Justin Fulks ran the ball more than half the field, then ran it again for a touchdown with 3:14 left in the first half. Senior Austin Johnson nailed the extra point, making the score 7-7 going into halftime.
Both sides came out strong in the second half, but neither could force their way past the opposing defense.
Mid way through the third quarter, Fulks went down with an ankle injury, which prevented him from returning to the game.
When Fulks walked off the field with trainers and coaches surrounding him, the student section chanted his name in hopes of him continuing play. Although Fulks couldn’t return to the playing field, senior Matt Floyd stepped up to fill the running back position.
With 4:21 left in the third quarter, BV had moved its way down the field and attempted a field goal, but this attempt was blocked by the Huskies.
This turnover resulted in the BVNW touchdown with 3:58 seconds left in the third quarter. The Huskies missed their extra point, leaving them in the lead with a score of 13-7.
Later on, with 10:21 left in the game, quarterback senior Austin Katsorelos completed a pass from quarterback senior Kyle Zimmerman for a Tiger touchdown. This allowed BV to pull ahead 14-13.
The rest of the quarter was back and forth between the Tigers and the Huskies, until the last few minutes.
BVNW moved the ball all the way down the field, but BV’s solid defense held them until fourth down, with several crucial defensive plays by senior Chad Curry. The Tigers forced the Huskies to attempt a field goal with just over a minute left to play. BV blocked the kick, gained possession and proceeded to spike the ball until the clock ticked down to zero.
The Tigers came away from tonight’s game with a 14-13 win, continuing their undefeated streak of 6-0.