Tiger football crushes Vikings, prepares for tilt with Seguin

Dreams of a historic fourth straight district title is slowly coming into focus for the Dripping Springs Tigers.

A 38-point first-half barrage Oct. 17 carried Dripping Springs (6-1, 4-0) to a lopsided 46-0 rout of the Juan Navarro Vikings at Nelson Field.

Dripping Springs quickly sprang out to a 21-0 first quarter lead via a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Preston Alford and a touchdown run by Tyler Herron. Alford went 3 of 4 for 73 yards and a touchdown before he was pulled at the end of the first quarter. Backup quarterback Cameron O’Banan went 5 of 11 for 70 yards in the game.

The Tigers added 17 more points in the second frame to take a commanding 38-0 lead into halftime.

Fourteen Tiger players recorded a rushing attempt in the game led by a 65-yard effort from running back Hunter Miller who also had a touchdown. As a team, Dripping Springs rushed for 268 yards in the game.

On defense, Dripping Springs limited Navarro to 40 total yards on offense, 28 of those yards through the air. The Tiger defense also forced five total Viking turnovers.

The result now sets up the game of the year in 12-5A, Division I Friday when Dripping Springs hosts Seguin (4-3, 4-0) at Tiger Stadium in what amounts to the defacto district title game.

Kickoff between Seguin and Dripping Springs is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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