The streak is over! In what’s been traditionally a lop-sided rivalry, with Addison on top all time 58-10, the Meek Tigers used their powerful running game to snap a 13 game losing streak with a 44-24 win.
From the first whistle Meek had one game plan: run the ball. And that’s exactly what they did on all but one of 61 offensive snaps. The Tigers totalled 436 rushing yards between the three-headed monster of Ory Faith, Cam Deaver, and Blake Miller. Frith rushed 16 times for 191 yards, Deaver 32 times for 182 times and 4 touchdowns, and Miller 12 times for 63 times and 2 touchdowns.
Meek used their rushing attack to jump to a 14-0 lead before Addison struck back with a 72 yard touchdown pass, from Briley Hayes to Jed Wilkins, making it 14-6. Meek would go 17 plays in almost 10 minutes to extend their lead to 20-6 after a one yard Miller touchdown run.
With just over two minutes to play Addison marched down field into Meek territory, and used some trickery to find the endzone. This time it was Wilkins who found Hayes for a touchdown on a remarkable 27 yard halfback pass. That brought it to 20-12 heading into half.
With Addison not going away, Meek continued doing what they did all night, pounding the football and sending a message. With the exception of their last series of each half with just seconds left, Meek scored on all 7 of their drives. Meek was able to extend their lead to two possessions with Weaver’s 2nd touchdown run of the night, and Addison was never able to bring it to one possession again.
Addison’s Briley Holt gave the Bulldogs a touchdown on a one yard plunge and Wilkins added another 55 yard touchdown, but ultimately Addison couldn’t figure out how to do what no one else has figured out, stop the Meek run.
With the final 44-24, again Meek snapped it’s 13 game winning streak and improved to 6-0 on the season. The win not only punched a playoff ticket for the Tigers, but also put them in outright 1st place in 1A Region 8. Meek will cake walk their next 4 games on the way to a perfect 10-0 record, their first in school history.
Despite the loss, the Bulldogs have shown their offense can be mulit-dementional, both running and passing when needed. While the defense proved that it will make even the best have to earn every 3 yards it gets. The Bulldogs head into a bye week before taking on Falkville, who they haven’t faced since a 2015 15-12 loss.