The Tigers Junior High utilized a huge advantage in size and weight to hand the Coyotes JH a rare loss last Thursday night at Tiger Stadium in Blanket. Thursdays’ game was a stark reminder of how important offensive and defensive execution really is in the six-man game of football. The younger Coyotes were facing a hefty and athletic Tiger team, and could ill-afford to miss tackles or be out of position on defense. Offensively, uncharacteristic miscues including, fumbles, mishandled snapbacks, missed blocks, errant throws and dropped passes all combined to spell defeat for the Junior Coyotes. With only 6 minute quarters, the time consuming ground and pound offense of the Tigers, made it impossible for the Coyotes to overcome an early 14 point deficit. Hutton Lusty was a shining star in a losing effort, unofficially recording 13 ½ tackles (12 solo), recovering a fumble, and breaking up a PAT pass attempt on defense, and scoring on a nifty 11 yd run to narrow the Tigers’ first half lead to 14-6. Hutton also had several nice rushes up the middle and returned a kickoff for a long gain. Jordan Burkhart, under heavy pressure all night, completed touchdown passes to Traven Day and JB Salinas and scored another six points on the ground. JB Salinas had a beautiful 47 yard catch and run for a touchdown and added two PAT kicks for 4 points. JB showed his speed by running down two breakaway Tiger rushers postponing eventual scores. Cody Maultsby recorded 6 tackles (5 solo), Jordan Burkhart and JB Salinas each had 4 tackles and Brandon Ferguson and Justin Patino each had tackles for the Coyotes. The JH Coyotes’ record now stands at 5-2 and they will close out their season in Brookesmith next Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. Go Coyotes Go !!!!