Cowboys take down Tigers, 36-7 |

Cowboys take down Tigers, 36-7

Cheers erupted from the stands Friday night when Hayden quarterback Graig Medvesk hit receiver Ben Fulton for a 45-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

But there was too little of that for the Hayden Tigers, and too much of Meeker’s 6-foot-2, 208-pound Mitchell Jacob.

Jacob and fellow back Tyrel Gerloff used their size and speed to help the Cowboys improve the team’s record to 7-1 this season with a 36-7 win against the Tigers.

“It felt good,” Fulton said about the fourth-quarter touchdown. “This was my last game on this field, and it was nice to put up some points. We are never going to give up.”

Fulton said the pass was intended to get a first down, but he was able to break several tackles and find the sideline en route to the Tigers’ only score of the game. Fulton finished the game with 80 yards on two catches.

Medvesk led the Hayden running game with 40 yards on 13 carries. He was nine of 20 for 121 yards passing the ball. But the Tigers offense could never get on track and finished with less than 160 yards in the game.

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“We knew they were big, and we knew they were going to be physical going into the game,” Hayden coach Shawn Baumgartner said. “They’ve run over teams all year long, and they just wore us down.”

Meeker’s big backs took control of the game early, controlling the line of scrimmage and putting the Cowboys in a position to score. Meeker jumped out to a 22-0 first half lead.

Jacob rushed for 114 yards in the game on 12 carries. He had one touchdown and pounded in two, two-point conversions.

When Jacob didn’t have the ball, the Tigers had their hands full with Gerloff and Cowboy quarterback Brock Campbell.

Gerloff finished the game with 43 yards on 12 carries and netted two first half touchdowns. Campbell had 93 yards on seven carries and scored the opening touchdown of the game.

Hayden will be on the road Friday for a 7 p.m. Contest against West Grand.