The Fishers Tigers hosted cross-town rival Southeastern Royals in the 2019 Mudsock game. The Fishers defense was dominant all game and the Tigers rushing attack scored three times on the ground.
The Southeastern Royals received the opening kickoff and put together a solid drive before the Tigers defense stepped up to force a turnover on downs. The Tigers offense met the same fate as both teams were slow out of the gate. Fishers received great field position after a short Royals punt and Marcus Roux broke the plane for a 1 yard QB keeper to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Fishers defense was on the field for much of the 2nd quarter and worked hard to keep the shutout in place throughout the first half. The Royals missed a field goal short midway through the quarter. After a good punt, the Royals took over at their own 9 yard line with less than a minute to go in the half. Aided by two penalties and a big catch by Nathan Wolf, the Royals lined up to kick a field goal as the clock ran down. Jackson Dunn broke through the line and blocked the punt to end the half with Fishers leading 7-0.
Both teams traded punts to begin the 3rd quarter. After a solid drive the Tigers were able to extend their lead as Roux found Jeffrey Simmons on a 26 yard pass to give Fishers a 14 point lead. After another Royals punt, the Tigers put together another scoring drive mainly paced by Shaun Kim on the ground including a 29 yard run on 3rd and 2. Dylan Scally later bounced around the right side to give the Tigers a 21-0 lead late in the 3rd quarter.
The Tigers defense continued to dominate during the 4th quarter as the first play of the quarter was turnover on downs for the Royals. The Tigers ran about 3 minutes off the clock before being forced to punt where Phillips pinned the Royals at their own 3 yard line. On the next play from scrimmage, Geoffrey Brown intercepted the Royals quarterback and the HSE 19 yard line. Roux was able to scramble around the right side and score from 7 yards out to extend the lead to 28-0 in favor of the Tigers. The Royals finally found the end zone with just over 4 minutes to go as Andrew Hobson found DeAndre Rhodes over the middle for a 16 yard touchdown.
Fishers travels to Brownsburg to continue conference play next Friday.