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Following bye, Tigers poised for strong finish

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 3:59 pm

Post File Photo by Chris Siers Senior wide out Jayden Randolph leads the Tigers in receiving yards, totaling 501 yards through eight games.

Post File Photo by Chris Siers Senior quarterback Silas Teat has been extremely efficient through eight games this season, competing over 65% of his passes and 22 touchdown passes, with no interceptions.

By Chris Siers
After struggling to establish it’s identity in several areas on the team in the first few weeks of the season, the Marshall County Tigers have hit their stride and rattled off six-straight wins after a Week 2 loss to Shelbyville Central.
During that run, the Tigers have created a dynamic offense, balanced in both the run and passing game, as well as a stingy defense that’s allowed just five touchdowns in its last five games.
On average, the Tigers have given up just 5.3 points per game in each of the seven wins this season, which includes three shutouts.
The Tigers entered the 2023 season looking to replace the work load by Demari Braden a season ago and have found their one-two punch in Kamariq Perryman and Antomme Cowthorn.
Perryman leads the Tigers on the ground with 468 yards on 75 carries. He’s rushed for five touchdowns, while Cowhthorn has totaled 182 yards on 46 carries and three scores.
With the run game established, it’s been senior Silas Teat conduct the passing game for Marshall County and the senior gunslinger has built a near-perfect senior campaign so far.
Completing 65% of his passes, Teat has thrown for 1,279 yards and has 22 passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
He’s had a plethora of weapons to distribute the ball to throughout the season so far as well.
Senior Jayden Randolph has been Teat’s top target this season, making 27 catches for 501 yards and five touchdowns, while junior Aja Jones has caught 28 passes for 403 yards and 11 touchdowns to his credit.
Junior Reid Mitchell has led the Tiger defensive pass rush, recording 6.5 sacks and 46 total tackles.
Cowthorn, who also plays defense, leads the team with 78 total tackles.
The Tigers have also proven to have a stout secondary that’s recorded eight interceptions this season.
Jamahl Gentry has a pair of takeaways while Jones has recorded three.
The bye week came at a perfect time for Marshall County, who has locked up at least third place in Region 5-4A.
Following the bye, the Tigers will travel to Whites Creek before finishing the regular season at Pearl-Cohn, who is ranked No. 1 in the Class 4-A state poll.
A win in either of the final two weeks will secure the Tiger a home playoff game in three weeks.