Week 4 Football Recap

Published 12:41 am Saturday, September 16, 2017

Opelika 41 Chilton County 14

Chilton County trailed 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 28-0 at halftime.

After Opelika took the opening drive of the second half down the field for another score, the Tigers (0-4, 0-2) answered with points of their own.

According to Chilton County head coach Tal Morrison, the defense struggled at times in the game with tackling.

Down two scores early in the second quarter, it looked as though CCHS was going to cut it to one possession, but the Tigers could turned the ball over on downs after knocking on the door inside the Opelika 5-yard line.

Despite losing the first four games to open the season, CCHS continues to show a willingness to fight through the adversity.

“They [players] don’t ever quit,” Morrison said. “There’s a lot of character on this team and we’re still working.”


Isabella 46 Autaugaville 6

It was all Mustangs early and often, as the team had no trouble handling its business on the road.

Isabella (3-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 46-0 lead at halftime and was able to put it on cruise control from that point on.

Austin Brasher scored on the second play of the game on a 55-yard touchdown run.

The drives were short and the touchdowns were long. Isabella averaged 1.8 plays to reach the end zone on its scoring drives.

The Mustangs ran for 256 yards and four touchdowns on the ground to go with 105 and two scores through the air.

Jaqarise Stacy completed all three of his pass attempts, with two of those resulting in scores.


Keith 42 Billingsley 36

The Bears fell short in a shootout on the road during its region opener.

It was a back-and-forth affair with both teams trading scores from the kickoff.

Billingsley (0-3, 0-1) trailed 22-12 at the half and lost despite 16 fourth quarter points.

Malik Callens gained 204 yards of offense with team-highs of 143 rushing yards and 61 yards through the air. He threw three touchdowns and ran for another.

Starting running back Raymond Cutler finished with 129 rushing yards in the game and created quite a dangerous combo in the backfield with Callens.

Cutler, Taylor Arrington and Ladarius Starks all caught touchdowns in the contest.