Tigers win in overtimeBy Staff Reports Published 1:25am Saturday, October 13, 2012
By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser
Chilton County was forced Friday night to solve a problem that has stumped them for several years: the Briarwood Christian Lions.
The Lions came into Tiger Stadium holding a 5-0 record against Chilton County and looking to make it six in a row while knocking the Tigers from their spot among the top of the Class 5A, Region 4.
But CCHS won in overtime, 27-21, to keep alive its hopes of finishing in the top two in the region and hosting a first-round playoff game.
The Lions would make it no easy task for the Tigers on their first possession of the game, picking of Chilton County Quarterback Chance Britnell at the midfield stripe on a long pass attempt on third down. The Briarwood Christian offense would take to the air and drive to the 3-yard line and one play later run in for the first points of the game and put the Tigers in an early hole, 7-0.
The Briarwood offense used good field position to their advantage and added another touchdown on a 3-yard touchdown run.
A 25-yard scamper by running back Michael Seaton would set up the Tigers with a first-and-goal from the 4-yard line following a face mask penalty against the Lions. Two plays later, Britnell found Seaton in the corner of the end zone, and the Tigers would go to the locker room for the half down 14-7.
Both offenses would trade three and out possessions to start the second half, but the Briarwood offense would find the end zone again on their next possession, going 19 yards trough the air and taking a 21-7 lead.
On a third-and-three deep in their own territory, the Lion offense would be intercepted by Richard Hilliard on the Briarwood-25 yard line. Seaton would go in from 6 yards out and draw the Tigers within a touchdown with 11:53 to go in the game.
Next, the Chilton County offense marched 82 yards and cap off the drive with a 7-yard touchdown run by Myric Good. With the point-after up and good, the game was all knotted up at 21-all with 5:25 left to play.
Briarwood (2-4 overall, 2-3 region) won the toss and elected to go on defense to start overtime.
With the first play in overtime, Seaton put the Tigers ahead 27-21 after a failed point-after. Three plays later, James Hilyer sealed the win for the Tigers with an interception.
Chilton County improves to 4-1 in area play 7-1 overall with three games to go and sit in second place in the region.