Chilton falls in another close one

Published 11:41 pm Friday, September 23, 2011

On the move: Chilton County’s Vadall Morrow, right, had three catches for 54 yards in Friday’s game.

Chilton County suffered another disappointing loss on Friday, 21-18 to Marbury.

The Tigers are 0-5 on the season, with three of the losses coming by 7 points or fewer.

CCHS scored first against Marbury, with a 1-yard Michael Seaton run following a fumble recovery by Nic Looney and a 37-yard pass from quarterback Chance Britnell to Vadall Morrow on successive plays in the first quarter.

Both teams stuck to the ground game for much of the first half even though neither saw much success.

Marbury, however, used two long pass plays to take the lead.

With 9:41 remaining before halftime, quarterback Lorenzo Cooper passed to A.J. Walton for a 50-yard touchdown.

Henri Perez’s extra point gave Marbury (4-1) a 7-6 lead.

Then, with the clock running out in the second quarter, Cooper heaved a ball 61 yards toward the end zone, and it was caught by Colton Thomas. Perez added the point-after for a 14-6 lead.

CCHS cut the lead to two with 6:12 on the clock in the third quarter.

Britnell converted a 4th-and-short from the Marbury 10-yard line on a sneak, and Seaton scored on a 9-yard run on the next play.

The Chilton defense had Marbury in a 3rd-and-5 situation from the CCHS 37-yard line, but Cooper kept it and ran right through the middle of the defense for a 21-12 MHS lead.

Britnell kept the home fans excited as he was chased from the pocket toward the Marbury sideline on fourth down and with time running out in the fourth quarter. The QB pitched the ball forward to Seaton, who wound through the defense for 31 yards and a touchdown with 1:01 on the clock.

A 2-point conversion try was no good, and then CCHS could not recover the onside kick.

Seaton finished with 110 yards rushing on 26 carries and 77 yards receiving on five catches.

Britnell completed 12 passes in 18 attempts for 164 yards.

Morrow had two catches for 54 yards.

Richard Hilliard led the defense with 13 tackles.

Dyquan Floyd had 10 tackles and a sack.