Tatum Snaps 11-Game Losing Streak With 24-14 Defeat of Arp
TATUM -- The Tatum Eagles snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 24-14 win over Arp in the teams' season opener Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
Tatum (1-0), which went 0-10 last season, also made new head coach Craig Barker a winner in his debut with the Eagles.
The Eagles got two touchdown runs from Cedric White and one from LeMarcus Harmon, while Tatum's defense kept Arp (0-1) in check for most of the night.
Harmon scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, and his two-point conversion gave Tatum an early 8-0 lead.
Arp's Demontre Wade's 5-yard touchdown run a few minutes later got the Tigers on the board, but a missed two-point try kept Tatum in front.
Tatum recovered an Arp fumble later in the half, and went up 16-6 before halftime on White's 4-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion.
The Eagles put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter when White broke off a 70-yard touchdown run, and Harmon followed a two-pointer.
Arp put the final points on the board late in the fourth on a 47-yard pass from Tyler Stewart to Tray Baker.
Both teams return to action next Friday night. Tatum entertains Henderson, while Arp plays host to Hughes Springs.