It was again a tale of two halves for the Tullahoma Wildcats as they dropped their region opener 42-7 at Marshall County.
The Cats took the early lead scoring on their opening drive on a three-yard run by Nathan Delaughter, which was set up by a 45-yard pass from Delaughter to Khani Johnson.
The Tigers wasted no time responding as Aji Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to tie the game at 7.
Marshall County cashed in on a Tullahoma Turnover to take the lead as Johnson muffed a punt at the Cats 3-yard line. Two plays later Silas Teat hit Jayden Randolph on a five-yard TD pass. That 14-7 score held though the remainder of the half.
From there the field tilted in favor of the Tigers as they rolled up 28 third quarter points and took a commanding 42-7 lead and with a running clock in the 4th quarter time ran out on a Wildcat comeback.
The loss drops Tullahoma to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Region 5-4A play. The Cats return to the field at home next Friday when they host Creek Wood. Pregame 6:30 Kick off 7:00 on 93.9 The Duck built by Twin Cedars Construction.