GRACEVILLE — Graceville Tigers gave the Holmes County Blue Devils a run for their money after pulling out a win with a score of 15-6 during opening game of the season, the Preseason Classic, on Aug. 23.
The Tigers started off strong in the first quarter and though they did not score any touchdowns they were able to hold back the Blue Devils from making any of their own.
The Tigers scored the first touch down with 9:50 left in the first half by Tiger #11, Jared Padgett and with a successful two-point conversion the score was 8-0.
During the third quarter the Blue Devils made several attempts to regain their footing but after the Tigers gained ground and held back the Blue Devils the third quarter ended in a draw with neither side gaining any points.
The Blue Devils regained some momentum for Blue Devil #64 to score a touchdown with 6:21 left in the game but with an unsuccessful attempt at a two-point conversion the score was 8-6.
The Tigers then retaliated with a touchdown by Padgett with 3:40 and with a successful kick from Tiger #10 the score was 15-6.
Next the Graceville Tigers face off against the Baker Gators in an away game at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 and the Holmes County Blue Devils face off against the Arnold Marlins in a home game at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30.