The Williston Red Devil football team ran into a group of fired up Tigers Friday night in Lake Butler. This Tiger’s name was Union County, and you could certainly say a defensive juggernaut.
The Red Devils were held to a mere 150 total yards of offense and just one touchdown in the 28-7 loss to the Tigers.
The Tigers were coming off four straight losses, but you would never have guessed it by the way they simply dominated the entire game from start to finish.
The Red Devil triple-option offense misfired time and time again when the Red Devils offense managed to get on the field.
The Tigers’ offense held the ball for eight and one-half minutes of the first quarter on their second drive and ended the drive with a Prince Alexander touchdown.
The Tigers took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter.
Both teams had trouble moving the ball till the Tigers mounted another long time consuming drive only to turn the ball over on a fumble at the Red Devils 15-yard line.
The Red Devils had their best drive of the game as time was running out in the first half.
The ball was at the Tigers 5-yard line with just 17 seconds remaining in the first half when DJ King found Tony James in the end zone for the lone Red Devil touchdown.
The score was tied at 7-7 with just 10 seconds remaining.
The Tigers took the kickoff and called timeout with just three seconds remaining.
Justin Tyson took a hand off and cut outside, raced up the sideline 70 yards for the go ahead touchdown giving the Tigers a 14-7 first half lead.
The Red Devil offense saw very little time on the field in the third quarter.
Again the Tigers offense drove to the Red Devil 7-yard line as the third quarter ended with the same 14-7 score.
The Tigers lined up for a 22-yard field goal as the fourth quarter got under way.
A fake attempt and a quick 7-yard run by Bryan Holmes put the Tigers ahead 21-7.
The Tigers scored again in the fourth quarter on a run by Lonnie Gosh, as the Red Devils were unable to answer on offense, and the defense seemed to be worn out.
The Red Devils ended their regular season at 5-5, and 3-2 in district play.