The Tigers suffered a 36-8 loss Friday, Sept. 6, at Globe.
Tiger Head Coach Mark Openshaw sent game captains included: #11 senior Markell Woods, #7 junior Caden Hansen, #75 senior Ruben Garcia and #68 senior Jacob Jost, to mid field for the coin toss. The Tigers won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.
Junior #4 Diego Varela returned the opening kickoff to the Globe 25 yard line.
Hansen gained six yards on first down, followed by a four yard gain by Junior #10 Seth Durbin resulting in a first-and-10 at the Tiger 35 yard line. The Tigers opening drive fell apart on the next set of downs as Globe fumbled on first down. Hansen was able to recover the fumble. On second and nine, the Puma defense dropped Hansen for a five yard loss to set up third-and-15. Junior #20 Avirum Curiel was tackled at the line of scrimmage to force the game’s first punt on fourth-and-15.
Senior #8 Abrahm Aragon punted the ball to the Bisbee 38 yard line.
Bisbee’s gained six yards on the next three plays, however facing fourth-and-four, the Tigers jumped offside, giving the Pumas a first down at the Bisbee 49 yard line. Three plays later, The Pumas completed a 32 yard touchdown pass with 5:18 to play in the first quarter. The successful two-point conversion lifted Bisbee to an early 8-0 lead.
Varela returned the Puma kickoff 15 yards to the Globe 35 yard line.
Globe drove the ball to the Bisbee 36 yard line in 10 plays where the drive stalled on fourth-and three, when Curiel was tackled for an eleven yard loss. The ball went over on downs on the first play of the second quarter.
On first-and-10, Bisbee completed a 36 yard pass to the Tiger 17 yard line. The Tiger defense stiffened, holding the Pumas out of the end zone forcing Bisbee to turn the ball over on downs at the Globe one yard line.
Durbin gained seven on first down, but was held to no gain on second-and-three at the eight yard line. An illegal motion flag back the Tigers up five yards. However the following play Bisbee was penalized for having 12 men on the field to move the ball out to the 15 and give the Tigers a first down. Four plays later Aragon came on to punt the ball, on fourth-and five, to the Globe 42 with 3:28 to play in the first half.
The Tiger defense sacked the Bisbee quarterback back at midfield on first down. An illegal motion backed the Pumas up five more yards to bring up a second-and-23 at the Bisbee 45 yard line, where the Pumas called a time out at the 2:44 mark.
Four plays later on fourth-and-seven, Bisbee threw a pass that skipped off the grass into a Puma receiver’s hands at the Globe 29. One referee signaled incomplete, while another referee signaled a completed catch. The officials huddled up and decided it was a completed pass giving the Pumas a first down at the Tiger 29 with 1:28 left in the half.
Bisbee advance the ball inside the Tigers 10 yard line, where the half ended with the score: Bisbee 8, Globe 0.
The Tigers kicked off to get the second half underway.
Bisbee returned the kickoff to the Puma 29 yard line. Eight plays later on fourth-and-16 the Pumas punted from their own 40 yard line to the Tiger 10.
Four plays into the Globe possession, Hansen was injured. Aragon took over at quarterback. The Tigers picked up a first down at their 33 yard line. However, Globe was forced to pun from their own 30, on fourth-and-12. Aragon punted the ball to the Bisbee 28. A five yard punt return put the ball at the Puma 33.
Bisbee gained 12 yards on first down and the officials added 15 more yards to the Globe 40 yard line, after flagging the Tigers for a horse collar tackle. On the next play the Pumas scored a touchdown on a 40 yard run with 2:55 to play in the third quarter. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the score Bisbee 14, Globe 0.
The Tigers next possession ended in a Bisbee interception at the Puma 35 yard line.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Pumas scored on a 37 yard touchdown run with 11:49 to go. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the score Bisbee 20, Globe 0.
The Tigers picked up a pair of first downs on their next possession. However Globe turned the ball over on downs at the Bisbee 44 yard line.
Five plays later, the Pumas scored on an 11 yard touchdown pass with 10 minutes left to play. The two-point conversion was good, setting the score at Bisbee 28, Globe 0.
With 8:12 left in the game, Aragon completed a five yard touchdown pass to Curiel. Aragon ran the two point conversion in to make the score Bisbee 28, Globe 8.
Bisbee added to their score, with :58 seconds left in the game, on a 54 yard touchdown run. The two point conversion set the final score at Bisbee 36, Globe 8.
The Tigers travel to St. Johns this week with the kickoff set for 7 p.m.