Beekman 22, General Trass 14
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Beekman made a game out of it in the second half before dropping a 22-14 decision to General Trass, Thursday night.
Down 14-0 at halftime, the Tigers closed within 14-8 on Johnny Gipson's 3-yard run.
General Trass upped its lead to 22-8 midway through the fourth quarter.
After an exchange of punts, the Tigers set up at their own 40. On the first play of the series, Brock Jenkins found Ethan White for a 60-yard touchdown strike to bring Beekman within 22-14 with slightly under two minutes remaining.
Beekman then attempted an onside kick, but the ball did not travel the required 10 yards, and the Panthers were able to run out the clock.
"In the first half, we were making mental mistakes and showing our youth on the offensive line. Of course, turnovers didn't help matters," Beekman coach Wade McDonald said. "In the second half, the kids fought back and got within a touchdown at the end, and we muffed the onside kick.
"The defense stepped up in the second half and the offense stepped up, and we made a ballgame out of it."
Gipson carried 11 times for 37 yards and a touchdown and Clayton Nunn had 37 yards on three tries to lead the Tigers' ground game.
"General Trass was athletic," McDonald said. "We were able to run pretty good in the second half, which made me feel pretty good about some things."
White caught two passes for 92 yards to lead the passing game.
Though the Tigers did not get the desired result, McDonald couldn't be disappointed in the effort.
"They haven't quit, which says a lot about them," McDonald said.
Defensively, Charles Paige had an interception for the Tigers. Dalon Moore and White also turned in strong performances.
Beekman (0-9, 0-5 District 2-2A) wraps up the season at home Friday night against Ferriday (7-2, 4-1). Senior Night ceremonies will be held prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff.
General Trass (4-5, 1-4) is at Rayville (5-4, 4-1) on Friday night.