Georgetown News
Football - Sat, Sep. 16, 2006

The Georgetown College Tiger Football team didn't forget the long bus ride home from Oklahoma after their loss to Bacone College last season. It was a miserable 15 hours to say the least.

The Georgetown College Tiger Football team didn't forget the long bus ride home from Oklahoma after their loss to Bacone College last season. It was a miserable 15 hours to say the least.

So when Head Coach Bill Cronin addressed his players in the locker room before today's game he simple stated the score from the last meeting between the two schools "24-17" and left the rest up to them.

They responded by returning the favor with an old-fashioned kicking of Bacone 56-0 at Toyota Stadium in their first home game of the year.

"This is a game we have been thinking about for exactly one year," said Cronin. "We were disappointed in our performance a year ago and it feels good to be on top this time."

The Tigers started off quickly on the offensive end in the first quarter when quarterback Jeff Smith hit receiver Sam Jacobs for a 45-yard touchdown pass. John Keene then made it 14-0 at the end of the first quarter with a six yard running score. Matt Shansky added an interception for a touchdown early in the second quarter followed by a 45-yard pass to senior David Penland to make it 28-0 going into the break.

The second half was much of the same as the Warriors couldn't stop the momentum the Tigers carried with them. Georgetown's Jeff Gaby blocked a punt for a 65-yard touchdown before James Brown scored on a two yard hand off to end the third quarter at 42-0.

In the fourth quarter backup quarterback Andy Ahrens threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Ted Sberna, who followed with another touchdown seven minutes later on a seven- yard rush to put the final score at 56-0.

"Anytime you shut someone out it's a statement," said Cronin. "When you can go a whole game without letting someone in the end zone it's really something."

Next up for the 2-0 Tigers is Belhaven on the road. Kickoff is set for 2:30 pm.

 
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