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Tigers sluggish against Sylacauga

Published 3:08pm Friday, May 17, 2013

The Dadeville Tigers’ spring jamboree may be leaving the team with more questions than answers.
Despite strong production in their rushing attack, Dadeville was unable to come away with a victory versus the Sylacauga Aggies.
In the first half, Dadeville fell behind early.
After stalled drives from both teams, Dadeville quarterback C.J. Tolbert raced 50 yards for a game-tying score.
The Tigers seemed to find their groove after a defensive stop.
Tolbert’s legs again provided a boost to the Dadeville offense, as a long scramble put the team in the red zone.
Two plays later, Tolbert darted to his right and dove between two Aggie defenders to earn his second rushing touchdown of the half, this time from eight yards out. A missed extra point left the Tigers up 13-7 with 7:20 to play in the second.
Sylacauga responded by gashing the Dadeville defense with runs up the middle.
The Aggies later punctuated their drive with a rushing touchdown, hitting the extra point and making the score 14-13 SHS with 5:57 to play in the second quarter.
Neither team scored again in the first half.
In the third quarter, miscues and bad snaps doomed the Tigers.
Three consecutive bad snaps led to a Sylacauga safety, and Sylacaug capitalized with a long touchdown run to make the score 9-0.
A scramble from Cal Jones put Dadeville in enemy territory, but the Tigers fumbled on the next play.
This led to a Aggie touchdown, making the game 15-0 with 29 seconds left. DHS never threatened again.