Tigers add another region win

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chilton County High and Demopolis ended in a tie in the category both teams seemed most concerned with &8212; but it wasn’t the score.

Both teams finished with five turnovers, but it was the visiting Tigers (6-1 overall, 4-1 region) who had the most points in a 27-13 win on Chilton County&8217;s homecoming.

Demopolis&8217; Jacob Kerby intercepted Tyler Patterson on the homestanding Tigers&8217; (4-3, 2-3) first possession, but CCHS got it right back when Gary Davis recovered a fumble by Shantrell Braxton on the CCHS 22-yard line.

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The home team turned the turnover into points when Ryan Williams ran around the right side for 2 yards and a touchdown. Patrick Norman&8217;s extra point made it 7-0.

Three turnovers later, Demopolis quarterback Rick Boone found Jeremy Wallace over the middle from 15 yards out, and the score was tied.

On the ensuing Chilton County possession, quarterback Tyler Patteson tried to elude pressure by rolling to his left, but he was hit from behind and lost the ball.

Demopolis&8217; Jamal Bolden recovered the ball in the end zone, and Tyler Brooker&8217;s extra point gave the vistors a 14-7 lead with a 1:38 to go in the half.

Two turnovers later, Chilton County found themselves on their opponents&8217; 11-yard line with 11 seconds to go in the half.

Patterson&8217;s jump ball in the direction of Kendrick Woods fell incomplete, but defensive pass interference was called.

Williams sprinted toward the left corner and found the end zone as time expired, but Anthony Wilson blocked the extra point to retain the lead for Demopolis.

Demopolis turned the ball over on its first two possessions of the second half, but the CCHS offense couldn&8217;t get going.

Boone scored from the 4-yard line with 29 seconds remaining in the third quarter, and, after the blocked extra point, the score was 20-13.

The game-deciding drive began on the Demopolis 3-yard line with 8:03 on the clock in the final period.

It ended in the CCHS end zone 5 minutes and 34 seconds later as Braxton scored from the 5-yard line.

Demopolis rushed for 359 yards in the game. CCHS could only muster 145 yards on the ground, though Williams reached triple digits with 104.

Steven Morgan led the team with nine and a half tackles. Cody Cummings added eight more and recovered two fumbles.