THS comeback falls short

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Thompson entered the fourth quarter with a 10-6 lead over Jess Lanier but couldn’t hold off the Purple Tigers Friday night.

Jess Lanier scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat the Warriors at their home stadium.

Thompson got a solid performance from running back Eric Bogan who rushed 21 times for 116 yards and scored the Warriors’ only touchdown, a 39-yard run in the first quarter.

But Thompson lost three fumbles and tossed two interceptions in the contest.

&uot;You cannot beat a team like Jess Lanier with five turnovers,&uot; said Thompson head coach Ricky Seale.

The Warrior defense held Jess Lanier in check for most of the night but finally snapped late in the fourth quarter when Thompson turnovers gave the Purple Tigers good field possession on several occassions.

&uot;Our defense played probably its best game of the year,&uot; Seale said. &uot;They had their backs against the wall all night.&uot;

Justin Griffin anchored the Thompson defense with 18 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Robin Oden recorded 12 stops while Tony Bell had six tackles and Anthony Harris had three tackles and an interception. Thompson’s only other points came off a 32-yard field goal by Aaron Hawk.

Warrior quarterback Tony Myers was held to just four completions on 14 attempts.

Thompson fell to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in region play with the loss.

The Warriors will travel this Friday night to take on Brookwood in their final region game of the season