Greenville smothers CCHS

Published 11:42 pm Friday, September 16, 2011

Hemmed in: The Greenville defense on Friday made the going tough for the Chilton County offense, including running back Michael Seaton.

The Greenville defense smothered Chilton County on Friday, holding the host Tigers to two first downs in their first nine possessions and leaving with a 32-7 win.

Greenville, meanwhile, scored on its first three possessions to take a lead CCHS would never threaten.

After an opening kickoff return by Jamall Hamilton that set the visitors up on the Chilton 44-yard line, Greenville scored on 1-yard run up the middle by quarterback Kent Riley.

Ozell Carter tacked on the extra point.

After the first of many Chilton County 3-and-outs, Greenville drove 46 yards and scored on another 1-yard Riley plunge.

Carter couldn’t get the point-after kick in the air, but he got another chance at the beginning of the second quarter and connected on a 28-yard field goal to give GHS a 16-0 lead.

CCHS had a negative yardage total in the first half and didn’t manage a first down until a 7-yard run by Austin Rossi on 3rd-and-5 from the CCHS 14-yard line with 8:45 remaining in the third quarter.

The Tigers didn’t put together a drive until their final possession of the game, with substitutes lining up for both squads.

Chilton County senior Dyquan Floyd recorded the game’s last score, a 7-yard run with 57 seconds left in the game.

Freshman kicker Anthony Chavez added the extra point.

For its part, the CCHS defense—led by junior linebackers Richard Hilliard (16 tackles and one sack) and Austin Rossi (12 tackles)— stiffened after allowing Greenville the early lead. The visiting Tigers wouldn’t score again until late in the third quarter, and Donta Lee’s 5-yard touchdown run was set up by Michael Smith blocking a Chilton punt attempt.

The ball was recovered at the Chilton County 8-yard line.

Another Carter field goal, this one from 37 yards out, made the score 26-0 with 7:23 remaining.

Greenville’s backup quarterback, Jerome Watkins, made quite an entrance to the game as he ran for a 47-yard score on his first series behind center.