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Page 14A - The MalakoffNews - Friday, November 4. 2011 O By Michael V. Hannigan The News Staff The Malakoff Tigers are headed to the p!ayoffs for a school-record third consec- utive time after beating Elkhart last Friday night, 48-18. The win improves Malakoffs record to 8-1,4- 0 on the year. Over the first three seasons of head coach Jamie Driskell's tenure, the Tigers are a combined 25-6. The ac- complishment is even more amazing considering the two years before Driskell's arrival Malakoff was a combined 1-19. Last week the Tigers got off to a slow start, but outscored Elkhart 27-0 in the second half to break open a close game. Malakoff was up 21-18 at the half. Malakoffwas led by sen- ior quarterback Jacob Teague, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, "league was the leading runner for the Tigers, rushing tbr 85 yards on 12 carries and scoring on rnns of 26 and 6 yards. He was 10-of- 17 through the air for 220 JENNIFER HANNIGAN PHOTO Matakoff senior Trevor Chambers (5) gave the Tigers a big boost early in the third quarter. Here he gets to the outside on a long run, yards, two touchdowns and one interception. His first touchdown throw was a 51-yard bomb to Kash Armstrong in the first q uarter. While Teague's throw was on tar- get, Armstrong was cov- ered and the Elkhart de- fender got a hand on the ball: but Armstrong make a great adjustment and grabbed the tip before glid- ing into the end zone. Teague had a touchdown toss in the fourth quarter as welt, this time a sideline thrm~ to Kameron Fletcher that the speedy senior took 88 yards to the end zone. Malakoff got a big boost from Trevor Chambers to start the second half. Chambers picked up, 59 yards for the Tigers on the opening drive of the third quarter, finishing off the six-play, 69-yard drive with a 20-~ ard touchdown run. Jesse Ochoa had a two- yard touchdown run ~br Malakoff as welt, and "Fate Taylor had a 12-yard touch- down run late in the fourth quarter. Cesar Garcia hit on 6-of- 7 PAT attempts tbr the Tigers. Defensively, the Tigers were gashed on the ground in the first half by the Elks, giwng up 238 yards rush- ing, including 168 ~' soph- omore Jeff?ry Wilson. Wil- son scored on a 60-yard gun. and set up an Elkhart field goal with a 41-yard run. The Tigers also gave up a 43-yard touchdown run to Tevin White in the first hal f. The second half was a different story, however,: with Malakoff allowing just. 25 yards rushing and shutting out the Elks. The Tigers were able to force five turnovers on the night, including intercep- tions by Fletcher, Terrence Scott. and Damontes Dow- ell. Malakoff also had fum- ble recoveries by Taylor and Dustin Higgs. The Tigers will finish the reg-ular season at home this Friday, playing host to Crockett. The two teams will be playing for the dis- trict title. ence his and "'l~he The team first Page 1A the the NETWORK,~ 1.800.465.9348 I21PROPBfflESSElUNG HSITE TlmnkHOL17 245 Fin & Feather Drive, HemphilI, TX @ I0:00 A.M. 265 Pinecrest Street Many, LA @ 12:00 RM. 'fi'nnqulllty I~y R~ort PIt~ tte~w E~uipment, ffC's,8o~ts, Mobile Homes &Tools 501-624-1625 1877-BID-2-BUY w- j wi/sonltep,!i on eejs.o corn