WHITWELL, Tn. - It would have been very hard to find a better game than the one in Whitwell, Tennessee Friday night. The Whitwell Tigers hosted the South Pittsburg Pirates, both teams coming in a perfect 7-0, with big playoff implications on the line.

It looked as if South Pitt was going to open the scoring, but a a strip tackle, turned fumble inside the Tigers five, gave Whitwell the ball at their own twenty after a touchback. The Tigers would then drive 80-yds to open a 7-0 lead.

The Pirates would answer with a touchdown of their own, but miss the extra point.

A 22-yd Hudson Petty touchdown would give Whitwell a 14-6 lead at halftime, and they came out firing in the third quarter.

On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Tigers QB, Warner Ashworth, went 73-yds for a score to make it 21-6.

After a defensive stop, Ashworth would find Tanner Stewart on 3rd and 9, for a 43-yd TD to blow it open.

Whitwell would hold off South Pittsburg and end a 28-game losing streak to the Pirates, winning 34-12.

They now hold the driver's seat in Region 3-1A play, including home-field advantage in the playoffs.

South Pittsburg will return home to play Goodpasture Christian next Friday.

Whitwell will say at home to play Cannon County next Friday night.