TC Falls To Wirt County
Visiting Wirt County proved worthy of their number six ranking in the state football polls as they ran roughshoud over the Silver Knights on Friday, spoiling the Knights homecoming.
The Tigers racked up 283 yards rushing with four touchdowns all on the ground as they built a 21-6 first quarter lead on their way to a 40-8 win over the 16th ranked Silver Knights. Tyler got scores in the first, second and fourth quarters, but the Tigers offense was to explosive for the Knights defense to handle as they had their 40 points at the end of the third quarterm before subbing freely.
For the Silver Knights all their scoring came through the air as sophomore quarterback Trent Huffman connected for 10-18 passing for 211 yards and three scores. His first strike was a 71 yarder to Justin Bowman in the first frame. He hit Ty Walton for a six yard score in the second quarter and then connected with Caleb Strode on a 55 yard catch and run play to end the Knights scoring.
Wirt hit on 6-11 passing for 135 yards, but the damage was done on the ground where they five touchdowns from the Parsons boys and another rushing score from Powell. The Silver Knights led in first downs 10-9. Wirt suffered through 13 penalties for 135 yards, while the Knights only had four for 20 yards. Tyler also lost 1-4 fumbles and had two interceptions.
The highlight of the night was the crowning of Sadie Nichols as the 2020 Tyler Consolidated Homecoming Queen.