MORGANTON – Fred T. Foard High’s 1-2 punch generated 351 rushing yards on Friday night as the Tigers won their conference opener and back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Running back Corey Siemer ran 22 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Jack Colosimo had 164 yards on 20 carries and a TD as visiting Foard nipped Patton 21-12.
Siemer added a two-point conversion reception as the Tigers (2-4, 1-0 Northwestern Foothills 2A) gained 393 yards against the Panthers (2-4, 0-1).
Foard finished with 363 rushing yards.
Siemer was coming off a 242-yard game the week before against St. Stephens when Foard picked up its first win of the season, 38-22.
After combining for 1,444 rushing yards and 22 rushing TDs a year ago when the Tigers went 9-4, Siemer and Colosimo are again leading the Foard offense.
Siemer has 98 carries for 812 yards rushing with a team-best seven TDs and Colosimo — the only Tigers player to score in their first two games other than kicker Daniel Lackey – has rushed for 594 yards and three scores and passed for 230 yards.
Foard’s win snapped a three-game losing streak in a series that Patton still leads 4-3.
The victory came in the 30th game for Derrick Minor as the Tigers’ head coach (14-16).
Foard will go for a third straight win on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., playing at winless Bunker Hill in a conference game.
Patton, which has lost three straight games, is at home on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. to battle Draughn in a conference game.