BLOUNTSTOWN — Andrew Bennett kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1 second left as Blountstown avoided overtime with a 31-28 win over Chipley on Friday night.
Chipley (1-1) had marched 62 yards in 15 plays to tie the game 28-28 with 1:58 remaining. Kobe McCrary climaxed a 7-minute, 28-second possession with a 1-yard scoring run and added a conversion to overcome a 28-20 deficit.
Blountstown (1-1) responded by moving 48 yards in 10 plays. Quarterback Hunter Jordan’s 13-yard run on fourth-and-5 reached the 10 and set up Bennett’s winning kick.
The ending was indicative of a game that featured four lead changes, and neither team gaining more than a one-possession advantage. Blountstown led early when Jordan passed 40 yards to Josh Taylor for a touchdown. Chipley went ahead when McCary, who gained 165 yards on 24 carries, ran 3 yards to score and Fletcher Dilmore’s extra point produced a 7-6 edge.
Corin Peterson went 17 yards to score and Javakiel Brigham’s conversion run put Blountstown on top 14-7. Chipley produced a 14-14 halftime tie on Dallas Oliver’s first touchdown on a 3-yard run.
Oliver regained the lead for his team with a 7-yard run and Chipley led 20-14. Alex Mayorga had a 2-yard scoring run and Bennett’s extra point gave Blountstown a 21-20 lead after three quarters. That lead swelled to 28-20 early in the fourth quarter before the frantic finish.
Brigham had 104 yards rushing on 13 attempts and Jordan added 88 on 13 carries for Blountstown. Jordan’s TD pass was his only completion in nine attempts.
Oliver added 136 yards rushing on 16 carries for Chipley as each team exceeded 300 yards on the ground. Bobby Andrews topped Blountstown with 11 tackles and Dylan Lee and Brigham each had nine,
Blountstown is at Freeport next week while Chipley travels to Northview.