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Tigers Come Up Just Short Again

The Ensworth Tigers traveled to Baylor this week to take on the undefeated Red Raiders in a key conference match-up.  Though they played a tough game, the Tigers came up short 17-7.

As has been the case this year, Ensworth has been in every game against highly-ranked teams, The Tigers were a break or two away from winning.

The defenses dominated much of the early play as neither team was able to mount a scoring drive.  The first quarter ended in a scoreless draw.

Baylor was to break the ice in the second as they were able to punch it in from one yard out to take a 7-0 lead.  That would be the only scoring of the half.

The Tigers came out in the third quarter and mounted their first scoring drive, tying it up 7-7.  Jarquis Hendricks was able to find the end zone from a yard out to knot the score.

But Baylor bounced right back, mounting a scoring drive that was capped off by a 36-yard bomb to give the Red Raiders the lead once again at 14-7.

Ensworth was unable to break the Baylor defense again.  When the Red Raiders added a field goal in the fourth quarter, that proved to be all they would need to earn the victory.

Tiger quarterback Jaylon King completed 11 of 22 passes for 77 yards, but was picked off three times.

King also led his team in rushing, gaining 106 yards on 12 carries.

Tim Covington gained 46 yards on nine carries for the Tigers, while Hendricks added 39 yards on 10 carries.

Rodney Owens led the Tiger receivers with seven catches for 36 yards.