Wade’s Kick Boosts Tigers


Posted: September 1, 2012 at 5:02 a.m.

Tearris Wallace, Bentonville running back, breaks away Friday for a big gain during the third quarter of the Tigers’ season opener against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.

Dillon Wade had been in this position before. In fact, it was just seven days ago when he had to make a field goal, and do it on the road.


Bentonville 24 Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 7

Why The Tigers won

Rockhurst coach Tony Severino credited Bentonville tailback Tearris Wallace for wearing down the Hawklets’ defense. Wallace finished with 24 carries for 170 yards, capped with a breakaway 61-yard run for Bentonville’s final touchdown.

Why The Hawklet lost

Rockhurst never had a big play develop on offense and threw three interceptions, with Garrett Kaufman returning the first one 40 yards for a touchdown and Bentonville’s first score.

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