The formula, as it has for years, was successful immediately for the Tigers - they were able to score on their first two possessions while preventing the Redmen from getting a first down until the waning moments of the first quarter.
However, just as Ironton began to ease off the throttle, the Redmen poured it on, switching to a no-huddle offense and making personnel changes to get the Tigers off-balance. With their momentum carrying over to the defensive side of the ball, the Redmen were able to draw even with the Tigers at the half, 14-14. Needing a big play to change momentum, the Tigers turned to quarterback Chad Miller, who scored on a 67-yard touchdown run on their first offensive snap of the second half.
The lead was enough for the Tigers, who seized the momentum and took down the upstart Redmen, 28-14.