Watertown celebrated homecoming in a big way Friday with a 41-7 thumping of Red Boiling Springs.
A scoreless first quarter which was a defensive battle saw both teams go three-and-out on their first possession. The Purple Tigers had a couple miscues that stopped their momentum as well.
"We got off to a slow start," Purple Tiger Coach Gavin Webster said following his team's first victory. "Ran three plays that first series, punted, we come back, ran one play had a big run and we fumbled, had a bad snap on a punt."
The first big offensive play for Watertown came as quarterback Ty Jobe hit the sideline and sprinted 77 yards for the game's first points.
"They did a good job coming in and moving the ball on our defense and we were giving up some yardage. They converted on a third and 15 and third and 8. We did a good job overcoming that."
With 10 ticks left in the second quarter Luke Turner punched in a 3-yard score to give the hosts a 14-0 lead prior to crowning their homecoming queen.
In the third period, Jobe connected with two receivers for long range scores, the first a 40-yard pass to Dakota Self with 8:51 to go and three minutes later he tossed a 52-yard bomb to Hunter Warren.
"We come out that second half and we were clicking pretty good offensively," Webster said.
The train kept rolling for the Purple Tigers on the first play of the fourth quarter when Jobe connected with Kent Foster on a 75-yard pass play. Watertown's final score came as Seth Price hit Skylor Scales with a 26-yard pass.
Red Boiling Springs' only points came on a 4-yard run by Justin Bergdoriff with 4:02 to play.
The Purple Tigers travel to Cannon County next Friday.
Watertown - 0 14 14 13 - 41
Red Boiling Springs - 0 0 0 7 - 7
Watertown - Ty Jobe 77-yard run (Chandler Powell kick), 3:56
Watertown - Luke Turner 3-yard run (Powell kick), 0:10
Watertown - Jobe 40-yard pass to Dakota Self (Powell kick), 8:51
Watertown - Jobe 52-yard pass to Hunter Warren (Powell kick), 5:57
Watertown - Jobe 75-yard pass to Kent Foster (kick failed), 11:48
Watertown - Seth Price 26-yard pass to Skylor Scales (Powell kick), 8:51
Red Boiling Springs - Justin Bergdoriff 4-yard run (Dakota Dickens kick), 4:02
Ty Jobe 6-of-7 for 225 yards, 4 rush for 72 yards, TD
Luke Turner 12 rush for 81 yards, 1 reception for 16 yards, TD
Dakota Self 2 receptions for 58 yards, 6 rush for 10 yards, TD
Hunter Warren 1 reception for 52 yards, TD
Kent Foster 1 reception for 75 yards, TD
Red Boiling Springs
Dakota Dickens 18 rush for 71 yards