Tuskegee defeats rival Albany St. 27-14

Tuskegee defeats rival Albany St. 27-14

Tuskegee's two touchdowns in the fourth quarter propelled the Golden Tigers (2-0) over their rival Albany State (0-2) 27-14 Saturday in the White Water Classic in Phenix City.

Tuskegee opened scoring with a touchdown early in the game to make the score 7-0.

In the second quarter, Albany State lined up for a field goal. However, Tuskegee's Tank Ramseur blocked the kick. Linebacker Jewell Ratliff picked the ball up, and ran it to the endzone for a touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0.

However, Albany State added two touchdowns in the second quarter to knot the game up at 14 going into the half.

In the third quarter, both offenses traded possessions with neither team being able to gain an advantage.

In the final quarter of play, the Golden Tigers finished off Albany State in dominating fashion.

About five minutes into the period, quarterback Kevin Lacey connected with Van Powell for a 79-yard pass for a touchdown. The ensuing extra point kick was blocked to give the Golden Tigers a 20-14 lead.

Tuskegee's defense held strong for the rest of the game. A late interception returned for a touchdown put the game on ice.

The Golden Tigers won the 2nd White Water Classic 27-14.

Next Saturday, the Golden Tigers host Winston-Salem State at Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium. Kickoff is set a 1:00 p.m.

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