Bulldogs’ Long hard to catch Marianna beats Chipley 42-14

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 02:52 PM.

Chipley came back and marched from mid-field into the end zone to open up the third quarter and junior Kobe McCrary punched it in from the 1-yard line. Fletcher Dilmore’s kick was good and the Tigers were on the board.

Marianna responded in the final quarter, when Williams’ screen pass to Copeland from the Tigers’ 20 was good for a touchdown at the 9:38 mark. Meadows’ effort was right on and the ’Dogs’ lead grew to 35-7.

McCrary responded one minute and two plays later with a 67-yard scoring run, busting through the Marianna defense from the Tigers’ 33. Dilmore added a field goal and the Tigers closed the gap to 21 points.

The Tigers weren’t to find the end zone again, though, but Long wasn’t done for the evening — He broke three tackles, changed direction and ran 58-yards to score with 6:22 left to play. Meadows added a final point for the evening to make the score 42-14.

The Chipley Tigers host Cottondale Friday. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.



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