COLLEGE STATION, TX -- The A&M Consolidated Tiger football team picked up its first win of the season Friday night in its District 12-5A opener beating Temple 33-30 in a shootout that saw the lead change hands 6 times at Tigerland Stadium.
The Tigers built a 14-3 first quarter lead behind senior quarterback Jacob Bronowski. He threw a 37 yard touchdown strike to Justin Benden to put A&M Consolidated on top 7-0, then pulled back a hand-off from Quinton White and kept it for a 14 yard touchdown run to put the Tigers up 14-3.
All of Consol's hard work went to the way side in the 2nd quarter as Temple scored a pair of touchdowns on a 36 yard run by Gaylon Sanders and a quarterback keeper from Zack Allen to grab the halftime lead 17-14.
In the second half the Tigers regained the lead courtesy of two Dustin Moore field goals to put them up 20-17.
It went back and forth in the final 16 minutes Quinton white with a pair of touchdown runs. The final score coming with about 2 minutes to play and giving the Tigers a 33-30 lead.
"The kids fought hard all night long," said Tiger Head Coach David Raffield. "There were plenty of times when the kids could have quit, but they played the entire 48 minutes and it paid off!"
The 33-30 win snapped the Tigers 3 game losing streak to start the season and will no doubt be a topic of discussion Saturday night when A&M Consolidated celebrates homecoming. Abbie Craigen was crowned this year's Queen with White the King as he rushed for 196 yards on the night.
The win gives the Tigers something to build on as they get ready for a short week with a Thursday night road game in Killeen against Ellison. Kickoff at Leo Buckley Stadium will be at 7pm.