CCHS wins second game after 0-2 start to seasonBy Staff Reports Published 12:41am Saturday, September 21, 2013
By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser
Coming off their first win of the season last week against area foe Shelby County, the Chilton County Tigers hope to have turned the corner and gained a little positive momentum.
A 21-7 win Friday night at home against Talladega (2-2 overall, 1-2 region) will go a long way to continuing that momentum and keep the Tigers (2-2, 2-1) in the top half of the area standings.
After taking the opening kickoff, Talladega’s opening drive stalled at the Chilton County 44-yard line. After the punt, the CCHS offense started it first drive of the game from their own 26.
Facing a third-and-20 from the Talladega 25, Chilton County quarterback Trenton Bishop found Braylen Parker in the end zone to put Chilton County up 6-0. Horn’s point-after would make the lead 7-0 early in the second quarter.
The Chilton County defense would bend but not break during the first half of play, shutting the visitors out in the first half and giving Chilton County a 7-0 lead at the half.
The Chilton County offense found the end zone for the second time on the evening with their opening drive of the second half when quarterback Anthony Chavez ran for a 15-yard touchdown run to put Chilton up 14-0 midway through the third quarter.
One possession later and the home standing Tigers scored again, this time on a Keishun White 5-yard touchdown carry to make the score 21-0 late in the third quarter.
Talladega managed to break the shutout with a 63-yard drive to start the fourth quarter and cut the Chilton County lead to 14, but it was too little too late as the Chilton County defense continued its strong hold on the Talladega offense, closing out the fourth quarter and preserving the win.
“We had a good game tonight,” CCHS coach Donnie Hand said. “We missed some opportunities to get some more points on the board, but I thought we did well tonight.”
White led the way for Chilton County on the ground with 57 yards on seven carries. Bishop led the Tiger passing game, going 6-of-8 for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Laderrick Stamps would lead the way for Talladega with 63 yards on 12 carries.
The Tigers will return home next week for homecoming against the Marbury Bulldogs.