Chipley bests Vernon 35-28

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

The Tigers were not to be outdone, and they came back with a 59-yard drive that began with McCrary nabbing an off-sides Yellow Jackets’ kick and returning it to the Yellow Jacket’s 43.

Oliver went up the middle on the next play for three, then quarterback Jordan Finch connected with Oliver who scored on a 43-yard run. The Tigers went for two-points and bumped their lead to 28-14.

The Yellow Jackets came back in the fourth quarter when Porter connected with Cody Harmon on a screen pass from the 12-yard line to score. Bowers kicked the extra point and the score was 28-21 with 10:29 left to play.

The Yellow Jackets tried the off-sides kick again, but this time the Tigers recovered it at the Vernon 49. The Tigers were stalled for three downs, but Finch gained some yardage with a QB keeper, driving deep into the Yellow Jackets territory. A personal foul against Vernon moved the Tigers to within easy striking distance, but it took eight more plays before McCrary scored from the 3-yard line. Dilmore’s kick made it 35-21 with 5:10 left to play.

The Yellow Jackets were good for one more score, this one capping a 59-yard, 4-play effort that ended with Kirk connecting with Austin Brown on a 2nd and goal effort. Bowers’ kick made it 35-28.

The Tigers got control of the ball with 3:12 left to play and successfully ran the clock down for the win.

Next Friday Chipley travels to Blountstown, while Vernon hosts Wewa. Kickoffs are at 7 p.m.

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