Tucker coach Franklin Stephens planned on spending Saturday afternoon watching college football games in his recliner.
Instead, he was directing the No. 3-ranked Tigers to a 45-0 win over Douglass in Class AAAA.
The two teams had to play at 3 p.m. Saturday because Friday night’s game was cancelled due to a power outage in the DeKalb-Adams Stadium area.
Tucker’s Norman Hayes rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns, while passing for another score. NQuan Maggett carried three times for 64 yards and three touchdowns.
“It was a lot different playing on a Saturday afternoon,” Stephens said. “We didn’t have as many of our fans there as we do on Friday nights.
“It took a little while for our team to get used to the different conditions. But once, we got going, we were just fine. We’re glad we didn’t have injuries and ready for our break.”
Admission was free for Saturday’s game because of the “inconvenience,” according to DeKalb County officials. Tucker was missing one starter on Saturday due to family obligations.
“The biggest challenge was rescheduling the pregame meal and [transportation],” Stephens. “Our booster club helped out, and it all ended up working out.”