TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --
The 72nd Security Forces Squadron narrowly took out the 423rd Supply Chain Management Squadron, 6-3, in their quarterfinals faceoff May 16.
With the first possession of the game, SCMS managed to make it 10 yards downfield before being forced to punt. SFS quarterback Eric Huston had back-to-back gains, running 5 and 3 yards, respectively. Earning another first down, Five-O’s Joshua Washington caught back-to-back passes, showing off a successful series of plays to its opponent.
An offsides on the defense resulted in another first down for Five-O, churning down the field somewhat effortlessly. A yard or two each play put them in scoring position entering the second quarter. Huston snuck a few yards in on first down and goal, but SFS would not see points on the board just yet, as the Suppliers intercepted Huston’s end-zone pass.
With a little rhythm, SCMS had a successful 10-yard gain, resulting in another first down. Short-lived, their possession was squandered after a quarterback sack, forcing a turnover. After a flick of a lateral pass, Huston launched the football down the field, into the arms of Washington. A couple more yards by Huston put the Defenders yet again in scoring position. Washington caught a one-handed pass stretching out just inside the back side of the end zone, which would be featured in a “Tinker Top 10,” should those exist. With no extra point, SFS took the only lead, 6-0.
There wasn’t much excitement after halftime, as high winds kept most passes from connecting. In a game with quite a few sacks and interceptions, SFS squeaked by to make it to the next week of play. SCMS managed a field goal, keeping it from a shutout.