The Charleston Tigers finished the 2013 football season the same way they began it, by dominating their opponent. The Tigers won their second state championship in three years with a 42-19 victory over Glen Rose at War Memorial Stadium Saturday night.
Junior quarterback Ty Storey, committed to the University of Arkansas, threw six touchdown passes, tying a state championship record shared by another familiar face, Greenwood’s Tyler Wilson.
Storey finished with 378 yards and was named the Most Valuable Player.
Charleston got on the board early, capitalizing on a Glen Rose fumble. One play later, Storey hit Taylor King for a 14-yard score, making it 7-0 early in the game.
Running back Austin Pittman scampered 55 yards off a screen on the next drive to make it 14-0 Tigers.
Pittman finished with 217 total yards, 128 coming in the passing game with a pair of scores.
Charleston made it 21-0 to end the first quarter on a 13-yard pass from Storey to King.
King had seven catches for 71 yards and three scores while Colton Ward added a 70 yard touchdown. Chance Shelby finished his record breaking career with three catches for 98 yards.
Once the game started getting out of hand, so did the penalties. The two teams combined for a total of 315 penalty yards. Yet the Tigers kept on scoring. Glen Rose was assessed numerous late hit and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties while Scott Kehner was ejected after allegedly shoving an official.
After taking a 35-7 lead into half time, Charleston imposed the mercy-rule with a third quarter touchdown making the score 42-7 on King’s third touchdown on the night.
This is the fourth state title for Charleston since 2005.