Tigers end season on high note, downs Marbury

Published 10:43 am Saturday, October 29, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

Chilton County High School got its fourth win of the 2022 season in its season finale prevailing 31-14 over Marbury High School on Oct. 28. The win matches the Tigers win total from the last two seasons combined.

“I am glad to end the season with a win for our seniors,” CCHS coach Marvin Morton said. “The seniors have done a great job at laying the foundation for our program, and we are looking to build on the positives from this season.”

CCHS jumped on top fast 7-0 with a punt return by Demarcus Riddick, and Carter Emmerick blocked a kick to get the ball back to the Tigers offense. That set up a 31-yard field goal by senior kicker Paul Romero to stretch to lead to 10-0 after the first quarter.

However, Marbury punched in two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.

“We did not execute in the first half as well as we needed to,” Morton said. “We cleaned it up in the second half … and we executed a lot better.”

Tigers quarterback Logan Coppedge was great in the third quarter tossing two touchdown passes in the frame. The first, a 13-yard pass to Jakobe Worthy, and the second a 37-yard connection with Jakeveon Bolding to give CCHS a 24-14 lead after three quarters.

Coppedge was 6-for-11 for 112 yards, and Bolding caught four passes for 97 yards.

Tigers running back Rashard Childers put the finishing touches on the game scampering for a 58-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Childers, a senior, finished his CCHS career with a 127-yard effort, and surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark this season.

“This senior class is very special to me, and they were freshmen when I came to Chilton County,” Morton said. “Just watching them grow was great … and I hope they will take the experience of playing football at Chilton County positively, and it is definitely something the underclassmen can build off of for next year.”

Senior Hunter Ousley and Riddick each had 11 tackles and two sacks to led the Tigers defense.