Taking off

The Rothsay Tigers had nearly 300 rushing yards combined during Friday’s home game against Sebeka.

ROTHSAY — The Rothsay football team closed out its 2020 home season Friday with a 28-14 victory over Sebeka.

Sebeka, playing in their first season split from Menahga, came into the game looking for its first win.

The Tigers looked to strike first but after a successful run on the first play from scrimmage, Rothsay fumbled the ball to the Trojans. Turnabout would be fair play as the Tigers defense would put the home team on the board first as they recovered a fumble in the end zone to take a 6-0 lead. Rothsay would push the lead to 12-0 with a 4-yard touchdown run, but the Trojans cut the lead on a 15-yard pass. Before the half, Rothsay would tally another touchdown on a 3-yard pass to take a 20-6 lead.

In the second half, both teams struggled to get their offense going until the fourth quarter. Rothsay would put the game out of reach with a 10-yard touchdown run, despite another score from the Trojans.

The Tigers used six runners to gain 300 yards on the ground.

The Tigers will close out their regular season as they travel to take on the Verndale Pirates at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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