CCHS wins at Central-Tuscaloosa

Published 1:35 am Saturday, October 23, 2010

By James Dubuisson | Special to the Advertiser

The Chilton County High School Tigers traveled to Tuscaloosa Friday night to face Central Tuscaloosa High School. Central Tuscaloosa’s homecoming was ruined by Chilton County’s high-scoring offense, as the Tigers won 44-16.

The Tigers began the game by ending a 75-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run by senior running back Joe Looney.

CCHS got the ball back after stopping Central-Tuscaloosa on their first drive. The drive began on the 18-yard line and continued into the second quarter. The Tigers carried the momentum of their 7-0 lead into the second quarter by ending the drive with a 5-yard run by sophomore quarterback Cameron Cummings.

After the Chilton County defense halted Central-Tuscaloosa’s next drive, they had a quick scoring drive that included a 28-yard run by senior running back Chris Felder and a 27-yard pass from Cummings to senior Montel Wilkes with 3:38 left in the half.

The Tigers defense once again held Central-Tuscaloosa and caused a punt that was downed on the 50-yard line. It only took one play for Felder to score on a 50-yard pass. The Tigers led 28-0 going into the second half.

The second half was much of the same for the Tigers. After a couple of drives into the third quarter, Tigers sophomore quarterback Forrest Knight threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Wilkes with 1:10 left in the quarter. The Tigers still had a shutout going into the fourth quarter, leading 45-0.

The Tigers’ special teams unit was on display in the fourth quarter as placekicker Zach Headley hit a 22-yard field goal on the Tigers’ first drive of the fourth quarter. On Central-Tuscaloosa’s next drive, CCHS junior Dyquan Floyd blocked a punt, recovering the ball and returning it 49 yards for a touchdown.

Central Tuscaloosa’s offense finally scored with 4:15 left on the clock when their senior quarterback scored on a 2-yard scramble.

On the next Chilton County drive, the Tigers had problems handling a handoff and fumbled the ball. Central-Tuscaloosa capitalized on this mistake by scoring on a 14-yard touchdown run with just under 2 minutes left to play.

The Tigers’ final game will be next Friday against Shelby County. It will also be senior night for the Tigers.