Tigers Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to West St John 24-23

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The Logansport Tigers 2018 season came to an end this past Friday in heartbreaking fashion. The West St John Rams scored a touchdown with only 9 seconds left in the game to come from behind and defeat the hometown Tigers. Logansport had held the lead since the 3:57 mark in the second quarter. The game was played in front of an overflowing crowd at Tiger Stadium. Last time West St John traveled to Logansport, in 1993, for a semifinal game, the game was played in a rainstorm. There was no rain this time but an afternoon shower brought plenty of fog in at game time. With the loss the Tigers end their season with a 10-1 record. The current group of seniors finish their careers with a 45 and 7 record, 1 State championship, 1 semi final loss and appearing in the quarterfinals all 4 years.

Logansport opened the scoring with 3:57 left in the opening half when Landon Moon passed to Patrick Mims 17 yards for the score. Mims juggled the ball twice before falling to the ground and making the grab. Austin Edgar added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. In the third quarter, Logansport added to their lead with a 3 yard run by Madrid Johnson with 7:46 left in the quarter, Edgar again added the extra point for a 14-0. With 5:12 left in the quarter Edgar connected on a 21 yard field goal to pushed the lead to 17-0. On their next possession, the Rams got on the board on a 50 yard touchdown pass. The conversion failed and the Tigers led 17-6. In the fourth quarter West St John got a 1 yard run to cut the lead to 17-12.

 

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