The Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School Tigers grabbed an on-the-road win Thursday night 27-6 over the Perry County Vikings.
A fumble recovery by Central’s Daniel Inman ended Perry County’s opening drive of the first quarter, and the Vikings fumbled away their second possession, as well.
The Tigers made good on their second possession on a three-yard touchdown carry by Malik Mathes, who also added two on the conversion to put the Tigers up 8-0 at the end of the first quarter.
A Central fumble led to Perry County’s first and only score on a six-yard touchdown run by Nathan Swayne in the second quarter. The two-point attempt failed, leaving the Tigers on top 8-6.
Followed by trading pass interceptions – one by Central’s Caleb Haskins and one by Perry County’s Tyler Dudley – a 52-yard pass to Dylan Wortham set the Tigers up to score again. Mathes ran it in for six, but the two-point attempt failed, setting Central’s halftime lead at 14-6.
In the third quarter, the Tigers fumbled away their opening possession, setting the Vikings up in Tiger territory. But Central cut the Vikings just short of the goal line with another pass interception by Haskins, who ran it out to midfield.
Shortly thereafter, Crews scored on a 44-yard bootleg play. The Tigers were stopped on the conversion attempt, but they were sitting on a sizable 20-6 at the end of the third.
Central scored once more in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard run out of the shotgun by Crews. Malik added the extra point kick for the final tally.
The Tigers, now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in region play, will be on the road again Friday night for a regional contest against Collinwood.