Chiefs surge past Tiger gridders
Breaking open a close contest with two unanswered third quarter touchdowns, the Jamestown Chiefs went on to score a 40-12 victory over the Genesee Orleans Tigers in a Northeastern Football Alliance game this evening as Pembroke Town Park.
Leading by a narrow 6-0 margin at the half, the Chiefs scored twice in the third quarter on a touchdown run and on an interception return for a score to open up a 20-0 lead.
The Chiefs then boosted the advantage to 28-0 at the outset of the fourth quarter on a long touchdown run.
The Tigers finally got on the scoreboard with just over nine minutes to play on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Jason Hanna to Stacy Moss. A 50 yard pass from Hanna to Gary LeFrois, who made an outstanding one handed catch, set up the scoring opportunity.
The Tigers got the ball right back on a fumble recovery by Eric Blount and the offense capitalized. Hanna connected with Moss for a 45 yard pass completion down to the one yard line. Hanna then ran it over for the touchdown on the next snap for a touchdown with 6:20 remaining.
However, the Tigers could get no closer as Jamestown recovered the ensuing on-side kick attempt and the Chiefs defense stopped the Tigers final two drives with interceptions.
The Tigers defensive unit also had an interception by Riyan Westbrook in the first half.
The victory by the Chiefs avenges an earlier season 16-12 loss to the Tigers which had only 17 players on hand for the game.
The loss drops the Tigers to 1-4.