The Colombia Tigers beat the Gainesville Hurricanes by a score of 17-12 Thursday night at Citizen’s field in the season opener for these two schools. The Tigers, ranked No. 5 in class 7A, have now extended their win streak against GHS to four straight games.
Tigers defeat Gainesville Hurricanes at Citizens Field, 17-12!!! Next week the Tigers are home!
— Tiger Town Columbia (@TigerTownCHS) August 26, 2016
After the Hurricanes couldn’t convert on a fourth down at the one yard line, Tiger’s Davin Schuck hit wide open Nathan Maxwell running down the field for a 66-yard pass, but was stopped at the four yard line. Schuck ran for three yards, the extra point was good and the Tigers went up 7-0 with 28 seconds left in the first. Colombia put a touchdown on the board first and kept the momentum through the rest of the game.
The Hurricanes answered in the second with a touch down pass to Isiah Wilson, but the extra point was blocked by the Tigers. After the rain started to come down at Citizen’s, the Tiger’s added another touchdown and the last points of the first half.
Jalen Kelsey made a great catch to bring Gainesville within two in the fourth, but the two point conversion attempt was no good and the score remained at 14-12.
With five minutes to play, Colombia puts up the final points with a 37-yard field goal by Hunter Houston to make the final score 17-12