Size matters for Tiger Sharks in Classic

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:02 AM.

“We had some good signs but there are definitely things we have got to work on,” Gannon said. “We had a couple of big plays, but we are going to have to be a team that picks up the five, seven, three yard gains.

“We are going to have to move the chains and melt the clock to have success.”

What impressed Gannon were some younger players, primarily seventh- and eighth-graders, who Gannon thought might be intimidated by the larger Tigers, but who played hard and tough.

“I thought some of our younger players played pretty hard,” Gannon said. “They responded to the challenge. We were just overmatched.

“But on the other hand I am very disappointed that some of our older players did not respond to the challenge and did not play well.”

The defense, in general, played well, Gannon said, but the offense, led by quarterbacks Drew Lacour (4 for 7 for 66 yards with two interceptions) and Dwayne Griggs (who finished with 27 rushing yards on seven carries), failed to maintain consistency.

“I thought Griggs played hard, he showed toughness we didn’t know he had,” Gannon said. “That was a positive.”

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