JV Tigers take winning ways on the road

Published 10:26 am Friday, September 25, 2015

By Ryan Poe | Special to the Advertiser

Chilton County High School’s junior varsity football team improved its record to 3-0 on the season on its first road trip of the year.

The Tigers traveled to Jemison on Monday and came away with a 12-6 victory over the host Panthers.

CCHS struck often and early, scoring on both first half possessions in less than 3 minutes in time of possession.

The touches were limited as the Jemison offense managed to hold on to the football for most of the half.

CCHS scored its first touchdown on a 68-yard run by Patrick Rogers on a reverse. The extra point was missed.

The Panthers then took the ball on a long, methodical drive that took several minutes off the game clock but came away empty in the red zone.

The Tigers wasted no time in going back to work and moved rapidly down the field.

The drive culminated in a 25-yard scoring toss from Luke Keenum to Kory Albert.

The Panthers managed to score before the end of the half, making it 12-6 in favor of the Tigers.

The teams traded possessions, with the Panthers moving into Tiger territory several times, but they could not finish the drive.

“I was pleased with the overall performance last night, but our goal is to get better every day,” coach Clint Pitchford said on Monday. “We got shut out offensively in the second half, and that can’t happen. Our defense bailed us out, but we had a lot of problems getting off the field on third down on that side of the ball.”

The Tigers go on the road again next week as they travel to Marbury on Sept. 28.