3AA South football: Tigers fight back, but fall at Stansbury

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STANSBURY PARK — Maybe folks haven’t heard much about Jeremiah Ieremiah, the fullback. But Jeremiah Ieremiah the linebacker is really starting to make a name for himself.

Showing a spark of defiance and intestinal fortitude on the road at Stansbury, Ieremiah and the Tigers staged a comeback that ended up just a bit short. The Stallions beat Hurricane 34-21.

hurricane-smIeremiah blocked a pair of kicks and recovered one of them for a touchdown as the Tigers erased a 21-7 deficit and tied the game at 21-21. Stansbury dominated the fourth quarter to record the win, but the Tigers showed signs of life behind their star linebacker.

J.D. Stansworth had third-quarter TD runs of 17 and 13 yards to tie the game momentarily. The first one was set up by an Adlai Elison to Drake Hermanson 49-yard pass play. The second TD came after Ieremiah’s second blocked punt of the game.

Stansbury’s Jesse Horowitz became the workhorse the rest of the game as QB Chase Christiansen left with an ankle injury. Horowitz toted the rock nearly the entire length of the field to put the Stallions back up at 27-21 early in the fourth quarter.

Hurricane responded with a long drive of its own, but a missed field goal left the score at 27-21 with just a few minutes left in the game. Zayne Anderson iced the victory with a 24-yard scamper for six.

The Tigers, 0-2 on the young season, travel to Las Vegas next Friday to battle the Legacy Longhorns. Stansbury, 1-1, plays at Springville.

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