Slow going

Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2009

There were no live special teams plays during Friday’s preseason exhibition game between Chilton County and Billingsley.

The two defenses, though, were plenty lively.

CCHS outslugged Billingsley, 14-6, in a battle between two brothers. CCHS coach Brian Carter and first-year Billingsley head man Jeremy Carter were once sibling teammates at Billingsley in 1995.

Though the game won’t count in the standings, the Bears and Tigers played as ferociously as two brothers battling it out in the backyard.

Both teams moved the ball fairly effectively in the first half, but the only points came on a Taylor Hughes quarterback sneak from one yard out with 5:23 left in the second quarter.

The most significant play of the drive might have been a third-and-one from the CCHS 31-yard line. Back Chris Felder took a handoff right, cut back left and ran all the way to Billingsley’s 33-yard line.

Taylor then connected with Montel Wilkes to the 5-yard line.

The going proved to be much tougher in the second half, though the Tigers managed to drive the ball to the Billingsley 4-yard line.

The third quarter ended before the CCHS varsity could punch it in. The junior varsity squads played the second half, and CCHS’s Lewis Worthey benefitted with a 4-yard touchdown run on the first play of the final period.

Billingsley broke through with a score late in the fourth quarter.

Chilton opens its season with a game at rival Jemison at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27.

Billingsley will host one of its rivals, Maplesville, at 7 p.m. the next night.