Going up against an extremely strong Alvarado team that defeated Stephenville, JV Tiger football gave the purple squad all it could handle on Thursday.

Glen Rose (2-6) wasn’t able to get much done offensively, but its defense gave a great account of itself in a 13-6 loss at Alvarado.

“We had a good week of practice,” said coach Keith Wheeler. “We played well against a good team and the defense had a couple of goal line stands along the way.”

Quarterback Colton Lane threw for 40 yards and ran for 45 yards. Chance Nabours had 40 yards receiving, but he also made six tackles and blocked an extra point.

Colton Miller ran for 18 yards – including an 11-yard touchdown.

A whopping eight players made at least five tackles, led by Weston Clifton (9), Trevor Crawford (9), Trey Yocham (9) and Jacob Locke (7). Crawford and Angel Amezqua each recovered a fumble, while Crawford, Locke and Yocham all made a tackle for loss.

Heading forward in the season, the fact Glen Rose posted its lowest points allowed on defense since Sept. 13 while facing a team coming off a victory over the Stephenville JV is very promising. The Tigers get a chance to try to rev up their offense next Thursday at home against Venus at 6:30 p.m.