Tigers shut out by region foe Benjamin Russell

Published 1:23 am Saturday, October 25, 2014

Up for grabs: Chilton County High School’s Cade Hatch makes a catch during Friday’s game.

Up for grabs: Chilton County High School’s Cade Hatch makes a catch during Friday’s game.

Chilton County High School was shut out by Benjamin Russell, 24-0, on Friday, as the Tigers fall to 2-7 overall and 1-5 in region play.

Russell (9-1, 5-1), meanwhile, held onto second place in Class 6A, Region 3.

The CCHS defense played stout most of the game but got little help from the offense and couldn’t contain the visitors’ numerous playmakers.

On a third-and-17 from the Chilton 26-yard line midway through the first quarter, Tyre Gray connected with Quinn Johnson for a touchdown pass.

On the play that would have produced Chilton’s first first down, with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter, visiting Benjamin Russell recovered a fumble to set up its next drive.

The Wildcats made it 14-0 on the possession, when Justavian Norris ran it in from 11 yards out.

Russell converted a fourth-and-short from Chilton County’s 22-yard line with a straight-ahead run by Scott Sturdivant, but Chilton’s Keandre Binion recovered a fumble on the next play,

Jacob Rogers was good on all three of his point-after tries in the game, and he was also good on a 31-yard field goal at the end of the first half.

The Tigers were moving the ball late in the first half, but the drive was killed by a Sturdivant interception that set up the field goal.

The CCHS defense stopped Russell on three straight possessions to open the second half, using a third-down sack by Jaquares Martin, a Binion interception and a fumbled punt recovery by Marco Lucas.

The Tigers were unable to put any points on the board, however, and Russell’s last score came on a 62-yard run by Gray with 10:12 remaining in the game, shortly after Je Geri Tuck made a crucial tackle behind the line of scrimmage on a CCHS fourth-and-four play.