Tiger offense sluggish in spring game

Published 11:25 pm Friday, May 20, 2011

Dragged down: Chilton County defender Dyquan Floyd (45) pulls down a Calera ballcarrier Friday.

Chilton County’s varsity offense failed to score a point through three quarters in a 20-0 spring practice game setback at Calera on Friday.

The junior varsity squads played the fourth quarter.

Both teams’ defenses shined early.

CCHS lost a fumble on its first possession, and neither team managed a first down until Calera moved the chains on the fifth possession of the game.

The Eagles wound up punting, and Chilton picked up a first down on the ensuing possession, on a 16-yard run by Michael Seaton.

But Seaton, fellow running backs Myric Good and Frank Bonagura, and quarterback Chance Britnell couldn’t find running lanes consistent enough.

The Tigers defense appeared up to the challenge until a 60-yard pass—off a double playaction fake — from Calera quarterback Zack Reneau to Keith Dowdell produced the first points of the game, with 6:39 remaining in the second quarter.

Calera also scored on a 2-yard run by Reneau with 32 seconds remaining before halftime to conclude a drive that was aided by two CCHS personal fouls and an offsides penalty on a 4th-down-and-short.

The only score of the second half was a 25-yard Reneau pass. The point-after was no good.