The Manassas Tigers opened their 2011 football season with a Jamboree win over Westwood on August 12th. The following week the Tigers won an exciting game (26-12) against Booker T. Washington at BTW stadium. On August 25th the Tigers lost their first game (8-0) in a defensive struggle against Mitchell. The Tigers bounced back from this loss with strong performances against Kingsbury (20-7) and Northside (38-0). On September 15th the Tigers came from behind with a fourth quarter safety to edge out Frayser 8-7. Manassas dropped its next game to arch rival Trezevant (24-13) after watching a first quarter 13 point lead disappear. Manassas lost another close game to Central (12-6) this past Friday night.
The Tigers have struggled moving the ball, offensively, over the past few weeks. Several Tigers have, however, stood out offensively over the course of the season, including running back Melvin Boond (#4), who averages more than seven yards per carry, running back and two way starter, Xavier Jackson (#3), who averages more than 9.5 yards per carry, and wide out and two way starter Joe Williams (#9) who leads the team in receptions and averages more than 20 yards per catch.
The Tigers’ defense has performed well throughout the season and, in many respects, carried the Tigers in some tough fought wins. Tigers linebacker Maurico Williams (#21) leads the team in tackles and has been a consistent impact player. Defensive linemen Isaiah Brown (#28), Autavious (“TayTay”) Wiseman (#51), Demetrius James (#47), and team sack leader, Willie Ross (#50) have also turned in strong defensive performances week in and week out.
The Tigers face neighborhood rival Douglass in the “Soul Bowl” on Thursday, October 13th. Please note that this game, originally scheduled for Friday the 14th at BTW has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 13 at J.P. Freeman Stadium. The Tigers appreciate Oasis of Hope’s consistent support! –Jeff Germany
10/28/11 – Ral-Egypt High School @ Ral-Egypt
All Games Start At 7:00 p.m.
We are very excited about our 2011 Football Schedule. Our football team has been working very hard throughout the spring in preparation for the season to come. Our goal is to be STATE CHAMPS!!! We would like to ask you to support us in every endeavor. Thanks in advance and remember WIN IN SPITE OF. GO TIGERS!
Carl Coleman, Head Football Coach
Contact Phone: Cell (901) 219-0320