Tigers take down Shelby County

Published 12:30 am Saturday, September 14, 2013

For most of the first half on Friday, it looked as if the Shelby County-Chilton County game was shaping up to be a shootout.

In a matter of seconds — literally — it all changed as CCHS used two miscues from Shelby County to take a 35-14 win.

The game opened in bizarre fashion, with Chilton County taking the ball then racking up two illegal procedure calls to move back 10 yards. Shelby County then was called for encroachment.

When the first play actually happened, it resulted in a touchdown pass, as Trenton Bishop hit Davre Williams for a 56-yarder. The Stephen Horn extra point was good for 7-0 CCHS lead with 11:41 left in the first.

On SCHS’s first drive, Ty Proctor was picked off by Keandre Binion on the Chilton County 5-yard line.

The Tigers’ drive stalled, and Shelby County blocked a punt to set up first-and-goal on the CCHS 1.

Proctor kept the ball two plays later for a score, and Aldo Jones tied the game at 7-all with his extra point.

CCHS used an eight-play drive to score on a Tyler Henderson run. Horn tacked on the extra point to make it 14-7 with 7:05 left in the first.

Both teams traded punts, with Shelby County’s Marterius McGregor returning one for a touchdown. Jones added another extra point to make it 14-14 with 1:13 left in the first.

Neither team seemed to be able to get anything going until Chilton put together a 13-play drive that ended when Bishop hit Binion on a 15-yard touchdown pass. Horn missed the extra point, and CCHS led 20-14 with 57 seconds remaining in the half.

CCHS recovered a loose ball on the ensuing kickoff. On the first play from scrimmage, Bishop hit Austin Hatch for a 16-yard score. The two-point conversion was good, making it 28-14 with 50 seconds remaining.

Chilton County scored once more in the second half on a Jakevious Boswell run, and Horn’s final extra point of the night made it 35-14 with 4:55 in the third.

Neither team scored again, and CCHS took home the win.

Bishop finished with three passing scores, as Henderson and Boswell each finished with a rushing touchdown apiece.