Tigers relentless in win over Walker
by David Phillips
MDJ Sports Correspondent
October 29, 2011 12:00 AM | 1257 views | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Darlington at The Walker School

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MARIETTA - Walker entered Friday's game against Darlington, cast in the role of a spoiler.

The Wolverines had been eliminated from postseason play, but had the opportunity to cause serious damage to visiting Darlington chances of winning the Region 6A title. Darlington, however, had other ideas.

The Tigers took the opening kickoff 55 yards in six plays with Rashard Perry capping the drive with a 7-yard run for the opening touchdown and a 7-0 lead they would not relinquish in a 54-12 win at Robertson Field.

The victory keeps Darlington in a three-way tie with Mount Paran Christian, which defeated Mount Zion-Carroll, and Bremen, which upended Bowdon on Friday.

The Wolverines came right back to counter with a touchdown of their own, driving 48 yards for the score.

Evan Kasian scored for Walker on a 2-yard plunge.

Kasian led the Wolverines offense with 138 yards rushing and 34 yards in pass receptions for a combined 178 yards for his evening's work.

Darlington's Nigel Matthews snagged a 70-yard pass from quarterback Tripp Flournoy on the first play of the second quarter to put the Tigers up 14-6.

The Tigers put the game out of reach in the second quarter scoring 21 points for a 35-6 halftime lead.

One of the Tigers' scores came on a 46-yard return after a pass interception by Spencer Jones.

It was one of four Walker interceptions on the night, with the Tigers returning two of them for touchdowns.

The Wolverines got another score in the second half when Colin Mitchell fell on a fumble in the Tigers' end zone.

Walker had driven the football 80 yards, and had a fourth-and-1, when quarterback Sam Yarborough fumbled the snap from center and Mitchell fell on the football for the score.

Darlington put 13 more points on the scoreboard before the end of the game, producing the final score of 54-12.

The win kept the Tigers in the hunt for the Region 6A championship and a playoff spot in the post season.

Walker (2-6, 1-4 in Region 6A), closes out its 2011 season next Friday at Mount Zion-Carroll.
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Big Richard
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November 22, 2011
Colin Mitchell didn't score that TD
viewer of the game 2
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October 31, 2011
an edit to replace Collin Mitchel (76) with Josh Reini (75) would be greatly appreciated as I'm sure it would be easy to mistake the two numbers.
Viewer of Game
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October 29, 2011
Josh Reini was the one that fell on the fumble.
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