By Tyler Phillips
The Tigers fell to 2-2 last week after a tough road loss at the hands of the Faulkner Eagles. Georgetown set out to meet their opponents in Montgomery, Alabama with the hope of continuing to build on recent energy by accumulating their third consecutive win. Unfortunately, these hopes were not met as the final score gave the upper hand to the Eagles, 55-31.
The game began in gridlock as the Tigers’ nationally recognized defense took on their opponent’s strong offense. At the end of the first half, the score reflected this intensity at 7-3, Faulkner. The low—scoring pace of the game was broken swiftly in the third quarter, when the Georgetown defense returned an interception 45 yards to put the team on top, 10-7. From there, points began to spread rapidly on the board. Faulkner quickly put up 21 unanswered points, leaving time for the Tigers to respond. After a couple of deep passes from quarterback Neal Pawsat to Branden Burdette, a strong fumble-forcing effort from the Tiger defense and a final bomb received by Logan Crockett, Georgetown soon found themselves back on top by a margin of 31-28.
At the end of this two-sided scoring fest, just over four minutes remained on the clock in the third quarter. Faulkner took control of the rest of the game, adding a final 27 points, and shutting out the Tiger offense to finish the game.
Despite the unfortunate outcome, the Tigers remain poised to come out strong for next week’s homecoming competition against Campbellsville. Only the second home appearance o f the year, this will draw the previous three game away stretch to a close.
In addition to the game, Georgetown has much to look forward to this Saturday during the upcoming meeting. It is expected that the stands will be flooded to capacity by returning alumni eager to celebrate their collegiate heritage. In addition, this year’s homecoming will take place on family weekend to the welcoming of current students’ parents and relatives. At half-time, fans will also see the annual crowning of the freshman, sophomore and junior homecoming prince and princess, as well as the senior king and queen. With these festivities and many more associated with the weekend, be sure to come out and support your Tigers at home this Saturday.