Tigers overcome nightmarish start to spring football game

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The end of spring practice didn’t exactly begin the way Chilton County High School hoped, but the team enters summer with confidence.

CCHS started its game at Holtville by throwing an interception on the third play of the game and then allowing a touchdown on the very next play, yielding a 6-0 Holtville lead.

The Tigers bounced back to score 35 unanswered points and win, 35-6, with reserves and junior varsity players seeing action in the fourth quarter of the game.

“We started off bad, but once we got it going, we were OK,” Chilton coach Donnie Hand said. “We’ve got a lot of places we have got to improve–missed tackles, missed blocks and turnovers.”

Hand said a focus of the spring practice period was identifying those who could contribute at linebacker and defensive line.

A source of optimism heading into summer workouts was the play of quarterbacks Trenton Bishop and Anthony Chavez.

Bishop threw two touchdown passes to Braylen Parker and another to Dylan Moseley.

Chavez, meanwhile, rushed for a touchdown.

Hand said Chavez’ effectiveness running the option adds another dimension to the CCHS offense.

“We haven’t run that much since I’ve been here,” Hand said.

Chilton’s other touchdown came on a Keishun White rush.

CCHS, along with Maplesville, will host a practice camp on June 27. The Tigers will also participate in a passing camp in July at Samford University.