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Tiller, Archer runs past Parkview

Archer’s Gabe Tiller (7) is pressured by Parkview’s Justis Rosser (4) during the first half of Friday’s game at Parkview. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

Archer’s Gabe Tiller (7) is pressured by Parkview’s Justis Rosser (4) during the first half of Friday’s game at Parkview. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

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Archer’s Kyle Davis (11) celebrates with K.J. Parmer (14) after Parmer scores a touchdown during the first half of Friday’s game at Parkview. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

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Archer’s Gabe Tiller (7) dives into the endzone to score a touchdown during the first half of Friday’s game at Parkview. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

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Archer’s Randy Nails (4) avoids the tackle from Parkview’s Cameron Khalil (11) to gain extra yardage during the first half of Friday’s game at Parkview. (Photo: Kyle Hess)

LILBURN — After showing off his arm with a 300-yard plus passing performance a week ago, Gabe Tiller got a chance to show off his feet.

In what he said was the most running he’s done, the Archer quarterback carried the ball 11 times for 24 important yards and the game’s first touchdown in the Tigers 27-7 win over Parkview.

“He’s not a sprinter, but he’s efficient with the football and he’s smart,” Archer head coach Andy Dyer said.

And he didn’t forget to pass, throwing for 161 yards on 10 of 13 passing with two touchdowns, both of more than 30 yards.

“They are my life,” Tiller said of his receivers. “I love them so much. We had a good connection tonight.”

It didn’t start out that way.

Facing a Parkview defense not prone to allowing many points, especially early in games this season, the Tigers’ attack found little success in the first quarter. They opened the game with a deep ball from Tiller that Parkview’s Johnathan Boyd picked off and on their second drive, the Tigers netted zero yards on six plays before punting.

“They do a good job on defense,” Dyer said. “You just have to keep playing.”

With the offense searching, Archer’s defense gave it time. After the interception that gave Parkview the ball on the Archer 36-yard line, the Panthers moved just eight yards before Eric Autry pushed his field goal attempt wide. Parkview drove down to the 20 on its second drive, sparked by a 21-yard run from quarterback Jack Chambers but missed a second field goal after a bad snap. Chambers led the Panther attack with 72 yards rushing and 106 passing.

“We put our defense in a couple of bad spots and they responded,” Dyer said. “Our defense stepped up and did what they do.”

That gave the Tigers the time they needed.

With 14 second remaining in the first quarter, the Tigers’ took over on the 20 after the second missed Parkview field goal and began a 12 play, 80 yard scoring drive.

“We tried to spread them out more and get five in the box,” Tiller said.

Tiller found Larrin Andrews for a 23-yard completion on third-and-4 and then hit big tight end Connor Redmond for a 10 yard completion. Four plays later, it was Tiller driving in from four yards out to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.

“It hurt,” Tiller said of his night rushing. “I’ve never rushed that much before.”

Archer forced a three-and-out and Archer struck again. This time quickly. A holding penalty started the drive, but then Randy Nails broke through the middle of the Parkview defense for 38 yards and on the next play Tiller hit a streaking K.J. Parmer for a 34-yard touchdown completion. Nails didn’t score, but carried the ball 16 times for a game-high 114 yards.

At that point, Parkview had just two first downs against the Archer defense. Parkview punted again, but the Tigers gave the ball right back with a fumble the Panthers recovered on the Archer 39. Two plays later and with 1:31 remaining before half Jack Chambers hit Jeremy Lacey in stride for a 29-yard score, cutting the Tigers lead to 14-7 at the break.

Archer punted to start the second half, giving Parkview a chance at a game-tying drive and it started well. The Panthers moved the ball to midfield before losing five yards for breaking the huddle with too many men and backing up from third-and-2 to third-and-7. Parkview punted after an incomplete pass.

That led the the final touchdown from Archer. A seven-play, 72 yard drive ended when Tiller his sophomore Kyle Davis on for a 35-yard score. The lofted ball found a covered Davis who jumped over the defender at the goal line to make the catch.

“That put the game away right there,” Tiller said.

In the fourth quarter, Archer added two field goals from Michael Frye and Nails helped milk the clock in the final minutes.

“I told them as they were taking the field (for the final drive), that we were going to find out how tough they are,” Dyer said. “The biggest thing is getting off to a 2-0 start in the region. You don’t want to fall behind the eight-ball in this county.

Archer 27, Parkview 7

Archer 0 14 7 6 — 27

Parkview 0 7 0 0 — 7

FIRST QUARTER

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SECOND QUARTER

Archer: Gabe Tiller 4 run (Michael Frye kick) 7:07

Archer: K.J. Parmer 34 pass from Tiller (Frye kick) 5:13

Parkview: Jeremy Lacey 29 pass from Jack Chambers (Eric Autry kick) 1:31

THIRD QUARTER

Archer: Kyle Davis 35 pass from Tiller (Frye kick) 3:46

FOURTH QUARTER

Archer: Frye 36 FG, 11:55

Archer: Frye 30 FG, 2:01

Archer Parkview

First downs 14 10

Rushes-yards 36-161 31-159

Passing yards 161 106

Comp-Att-Int 10-13-1 9-21-1

Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-yards 5-5 7-38

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Archer: Nails 16-114; Tiller 11-24; Dylan Singleton 7-8; Parmer 1-4; Blake Woods 1-11. Parkview: Justis Rosser 7-43; Richard Walker 4-9; Lacey 6-26; Chambers13-72; Turshard Kimble-Brinson 1-9.

PASSING — Archer: Tiller 10-13-2, 161. Parkview: Chambers 9-21-1, 106.

RECEIVING — Archer: Singleton 1-10; Nails 1-14; Parmer 3-75; Connor Redmond 4-27; Davis 1-35. Parkview: James Huston 2-14; Lacey 4-61; G.G. Robinson 2-22; Johnathan Boyd 1-9.