Chipley bests Vernon 35-28

Published: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 05:35 PM.

CHIPLEY — When the Chipley Tigers faced the Vernon Yellow Jackets at Philip Rountree Stadium in Chipley, the Tigers gave as good as they got — and then some.

The two squads seemed evenly matched, with both offenses seemingly capable of marching down the fields at will, but the Tigers went into halftime with a 14-7 lead and never relinquished that edge, eventually stopping Vernon 35-28.

Chipley’s running back Kobe McCrary scored the Tiger’s first touchdown with 2:23 to play in the first quarter. Fletcher Dilmore’s extra point attempt made it 7-0.

The second quarter opened with Chipley driving 57 yards on six plays, ending with B.J. Oliver’s 20-yard scamper into the end zone. Dilmore’s aim was true and the Tigers led 14-0 in with 8:30 to play in the half.

Vernon’s Tristian Porter found the end zone on a quarterback Dylan Kirk pass less than 2 minutes later to get the Yellow Jackets on the board. Aaron Bower’s kick was good to make it 14-7.

The second half opened with the Tigers capping a 55-yard, 12-play drive with a 3-yard score by Oliver from 2nd and goal. Dilmore’s kick was no good, but the Tigers were up 20-7 with 6:33 remaining in the third quarter.

The Yellow Jackets replied with a 66-yard, 7-play effort that ended with Kirk shot a short pass to Porter in the end zone. Bower’s kick was good and it was a 20-14 game with 3:26 left in the quarter.

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