CCHS shutout by Benjamin Russell

Published 12:08 am Saturday, October 7, 2017

By Mitch Sneed | Special to the Advertiser
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats were up just 12-0 at the half against Chilton County, but came out of the break with domination on their mind and rolled to a 34-0 win Oct. 6.

The Wildcats got 110 yards and a touchdown from A.J. Thompson, 105 yards all in the second half from Keedon Young and three rushing TDs from Hezekiah Hunter in the victory.

With the loss, Chilton County fell to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the region.

Chilton County was held to just a net of 12 yards rushing and 75 yards passing.

Up 12-0 at the half, the Benjamin Russell opened the second half and took just 10 plays to roll 72 yards, with Hunter scoring from 6 yards out. Thompson added the two-point conversion to make it 20-0.

Hunter added a 29-yard score with 6:19 left in the third quarter and Thompson scored on a 3-yard run with 4:34 to seal the win.

Chilton quarterback ShiKeem Laister dropped back to pass with 1:44 left in the half. He threw to the flats, but Benjamin Russell’s D.J. Hunter stepped in front of the Chilton’s Al Koryan Albert and picked the ball off. He made one man miss and rolled 41 yards for a pick-six touchdown.

The game was marred by a horrific injury early in the game.

Tiger running back Gabriel Jackson suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his lower right leg and was taken from the field on a stretcher and transported for care by ambulance midway through the first quarter. There was no additional information available about his condition following the game.

The loss drops Chilton County to 0-10 all-time against Benjamin Russell.

The Tigers will travel to Pelham next week.