PISGAH, Ala. – Many teams around the Tennessee Valley have already been crowned region champs, but some are still fighting to come out on top with the title. Our Week 9 Jack’s Game of the Week is Tanner vs. Pisgah.
Class 2A Region 7 is one of the regions where it’s coming down to the wire. Heading into Friday’s matchup the Rattlers are in sole possession but the Eagles are trying to snag their first region title in 18 years.
Tanner is in search of its first region crown since 2016.
No one has been able to stop either of these teams recently. Tanner hasn’t lost since August 27 and Pisgah is riding a five-game win streak. They haven’t fallen since September 10.
The showdown at the Sam was packed out Friday night for the big matchup.
In the final minutes of the game, Tanner scored and tried to go for the win instead of the tie. But it didn’t work as the kicker was met with a wall of Eagles who brought him down.
Coach Luke Pruitt and the Pisgah Eagles snag the region crown.
“I’m proud of our kids. We bowed our necks when it matters. We got stop when we needed to. They went and score and our offense answered. I’m proud of our kids – we earned it,” Coach Pruitt said.
Junior Caiden Hawkins helped stop Tanner on the 2-point conversion.
After the game, he said, “It’s all about the mentality – we don’t quit. We go out there like everyone else. In the off-season we work we do our lists we go down there during the week and we do it. It ain’t the will to win it’s the will to prepare to win and that’s what we do.”