Many overcomes elements in whipping Springfield

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Springfield running back Gharmaine Ashton (center) is gang-tackled by four Many defenders during the Tigers’ 47-7 victory over the Bulldogs in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. Ashton managed just 42 yards on 21 carries in the loss. (Photo by TINA McCORMIC)

When the Many Tigers took to the road in the third week of the season to meet up with the Loyola Prep Flyers, head coach Jess Curtis had his skill players work on how to keep a handle on a wet football. It worked as the Tigers had no turnovers and won the game, 14-7. So when the weather conditions were predicted to be subpar for their Class 2A second-round playoff matchup against No. 16 Springfield, Curtis decided to bring out the wet footballs once again.
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