In Mitchell High School's loss on Saturday to Southaven High School, the Tigers – and their head coach – at times looked worse than the score indicated.
The Tigers, who wound up on the short end of a 31-13 thumping, were once penalized in the second quarter for calling their "fourth" timeout when three is the limit per half. It was a bad display of football all around, with an enormous amount of unsportsmanlike, delay of game and holding penalties.
At one point in the second quarter, after yet ANOTHER infraction, Mitchell coach Nathan Cole yelled at the refs, "We didn't come here for this!"
Obviously the refs were thinking the same as they showed Cole the exit gate, and he did not leave quietly. He pointed at the refs and yelled with aggressive verbiage.
Meanwhile, Southaven's chargers were dominant. They moved the ball with ease on their first two possessions after Mitchell scored on a Randy Browley 1-yard touchdown run on the Tigers' opening drive.
Chargers quarterback Shea Chism was stellar, again, passing for 248 yards and four touchdowns. Tedrick Wiggins added 99 yards rushing.
Tigers quarterback Tomadreus Trezevant was impressive at times, throwing for 144 yards, but his three interceptions killed momentum. Jarvis Jones had 10 rushes for 70 yards.
At the end of the day, no matter how many calls went against the Tigers, the players seemed to still be having fun playing football. I guess that's all that matters.