BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Tigers shut out the Waterloo Cougars 64-0 in their first regular season game on Friday night, Aug. 25.
The victory marks the Tigers’ first regular season win after last year’s 0-10 season, which set the record for losses in a single season.
Brilliant’s number three, Brooks McLemore, was the first Tiger to score with a successful end zone run with 8:41 left in the first quarter.
Ahead 6-0 after a missed kick, the Tigers maintained a relentless pace, rarely stepping foot on their own side of the 50 yard line.
The Tigers kicked off after the touchdown, and their defense held the Cougars to fourth and 9. Brilliant’s Carson Lawrence blocked the punt, and the Tigers regained control on the 33 yard line.
All it took was one good pass to Emari Terrell, and a touchdown run from Lawrence for the Tigers to score again. The kick was good, and the Tigers were leading 13-0 with 6:40 left in the first quarter.
The Cougars’ next possession would once again be short lived thanks to an interception by McLemore.
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