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  • Versailles falls 0-7 after 48-6 loss to Southern Boone

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  • Ashland, Mo. – Versailles' winless season continues on after a 48-6 loss to Southern Boone County, but one positive to take away from this game is that the Tigers were not shut out, ending a three game streak without scoring.
    The Tigers' woes continue, as the team entered the game with two key players out with injuries, but it didn't end there. Junior Zaven Shriver was taken out early in the game, while the team sustained more bumps and bruises, causing a number of players to return to the sidelines to be checked out.
    Any hope of building a consistent attack on offense was dashed aside as the Eagles thwarted the Tigers on nearly every drive, relentlessly hounding the ball at every turn.
    Trailing 26-0 at the half, the Tigers looked to come out and find a spark, but that spark came too late, as the Tigers' last drive produced its only score after the Versailles squad broke off a few big plays to advance downfield and score on a Michael Allen rush up the middle, scoring for the first time after the last 15 scoreless quarters of their season.
    Unfortunately, the Tigers' road to victory only gets tougher, as they must face the top-two teams in the Tri-County Conference with their last two regular season games. Their senior night match comes at home as they welcome the Blair Oaks Flacons (6-1) before ending the regular season on the road against California (6-1).
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