Archer's Sean Fowler (20)
SHARPSBURG — Following a blowout win in its season opener, Archer faced a stiff road test in East Coweta Friday night. The Tigers defense was stout and held the fort for a second half offensive surge as Archer bounced East Coweta 27-6 in Sharpsburg.
"It was outstanding," Archer head coach Andy Dyer said of his team's effort.
"I knew coming down here we would be in for a war ... it was a great test.
Archer (2-0) held firm in the opening quarter as the defense halted a promising 10-play East Coweta drive following a fumble by East Coweta quarterback Bryce Gemmel which the Tigers recovered.
Archer missed an early opportunity as a 37-yard run by quarterback K.J. Parmer would put the Tigers in position to score but a Zack Wachholz field goal attempt fell short.
However, the Archer defense caused another turnover as Archer linebacker Jaylon McCorvey corralled a tipped pass for an interception that gave Archer possession inside of East Coweta territory.
Parmer wasted no time as he found Deondre Singleton alone in the end zone on a 38 yard rainbow pass to put the Tigers up 7-0.
East Coweta eventually lit the scoreboard in the second quarter as kicker Spencer Smith nailed two 26-yard field goals to cut Archer's lead to one at the half.
Dyer switched quarterbacks and handed the reins to sophomore Gabe Tiller.
Tiller led three second half scoring drives as running backs Sean Fowler and Ernest Alexander dominated the second half.
"They are two of my team captains," Dyer said of the duo.
"They are two great individuals, I am oh so proud of them ... They had trouble getting going in the first half ... We just had to make some adjustments and get those boys free."
Fowler, who amassed 130 yards on the ground, would strike first as he burst through a hole and down the sideline for a 48 yard run that would put the Tigers up 14-6 following the extra point.
Alexander set up another Fowler score with a punishing 36 yard run that seemed to take the steam out of East Coweta.
Alexander, who ran for 99 yards got a score of his own as the Tigers put the game away late.
Archer dominated on defense holding East Coweta to 158 yards of total offense while rushing for 271 of the team's 395 total yards. Deondre Singleton led the team in receiving with four catches for 85 yards.