Flashes fall just short at Noxapater|[10/08/05]

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 10, 2005

St. Aloysius came within a touchdown of shocking the team picked to win Region 3-1A.

The Flashes (1-5, 1-3) were tied at 14 midway through the fourth quarter before Noxapater’s Greg Pittman hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass to give the host Tigers a 21-14 victory.

&#8221They have a good bunch and their kids played hard,“ Noxapater coach Bobby Bowman said. &#8221They threw the ball well on us, mostly with little short routes.“

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

The Flashes had 104 passing yards, but could only generate 65 rushing yards for the game. The Flashes had 63 yards rushing at the end of the first half.

&#8221I guess our defense decided to come out after halftime and stop the run,“ Bowman said.

Trailing 14-0 at the half, the Flashes came out in the third quarter and pulled within a touchdown on Alex Halinski’s 11-yard touchdown run. Thomas Escousse booted the first of his two extra points and St. Al cut the lead in half.

Chris Baer tied the game up on a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter before Noxapater scored the final touchdown.

The Flashes will return home on Friday night for homecoming against Nanih Waiya.