ST. DAVID — Kason Jacquez scored two touchdowns and Codi Didion added another in a tough game for the visiting Tigers who were on the short end at Duncan.
The 28-18 defeat drops the Tigers to 2-3 overall, headed into Friday’s game in Elfrida. St. David is 2-1 in the region.
Talon Haynie accounted for 105 of the Tigers 124 rushing yards and Logan Davis completed 21 of 29 pass attempts for 175 yards which included a touchdown and an interception. St. David had 299 yards total offense.
“Penalties and injuries continue to plague us, but we still had our chances, down two with a couple of minutes left,” said St. David coach Braden Davis. “Two of our game goals were to win turnovers and win special teams. We accomplished that but weren’t able to get the stops when we needed or keep from shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties that killed drives. I’m still very proud of these guys, they’ve got guts; they play hard and never give up. We’ve had significant injuries this year and younger guys have stepped up very well. We have some little things to fix and we’ll finish strong.”
After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers trailed Duncan 14-12 at the half and each team put up six third-quarter points. Duncan would eight points in the fourth quarter.
Jacquez caught eight passes for 72 yards and Robbie Gooding had seven catches for 60 yards before going down with an injury.
Defensively, Haynie recorded 17 tackles, Jacquez had 12 Brayden Merrill had 10 and Jacob Goodman had nine to lead the Tigers and Kydin Richardson was credited with an interception.
The Tigers are at rival Valley Union on Friday. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.