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Tigers take 21-14 win in ‘Port City Classic’
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It was all smiles for the head coaches at Grambling and Alcorn State during promotional events leading into Saturday’s “Port City Classic” in Shreveport and even moreso afterwards for the Tigers’ Doug Williams (left) after his club gained a 21-14 victory over the Braves of first-year boss Melvin Spears

SHREVEPORT — A young Grambling State offense grew up on the field Saturday as the Tigers overcame early jitters to take a 21-14 season opening win in the Port City Classic played at Independence Stadium.

Freshman quarterback D.J. Williams connected on a pair of touchdowns and threw for 161 yards with no interceptions to lead his father’s team to victory on a rainy field. Wind and rain from squall lines coming from Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico made throwing conditions tough, but D.J. Williams stayed cool facing a fierce Alcorn State pass rush.

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