Chipley blasts Freeport 39-13

Chipley blasts Freeport 39-13

The Chipley Tigers manhandled the Freeport Bulldogs 39-13 Friday in non-conference play at Philip Rountree Stadium in Chipley. The Tigers travel to Bonifay this week to face the Blue Devils.

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM.

CHIPLEY — The Chipley Tigers outran the Freeport Bulldogs 39-13 Friday at Philip Rountree Stadium in Chipley.

Freeport senior quarterback Owen Cole connected with junior Morgan Hardee in the end zone  with 8:21 to play in the first quarter, putting the Bulldogs on the board and senior Nick Russell’s kick added the extra point rounded the Freeport lead up to 7-0, but that edge was short-lived — less than 30 seconds later Chipley’s junior tight-end Kobe McCrary was scrambling 52 yards to score for the Tigers with senior Fletcher Dillmore’s kick tying up the score.

With 3:02 left in the first quarter, the Tigers took the lead with a 17-yard McCrary run, capping a 55-yard, 6-play drive. Dillmore added another point and the Bulldogs were trailing 14-0.

With 5:48 remaining in the half, Chipley again found the end zone with McCrary busting through the middle of the Bulldogs’ defense from 3 yards out to score. The two-point attempt was no good, but the Tigers were up 20-7.

Chipley added 6 more points with 2:07 left in the half when junior quarterback Jordan Finch connected with junior wide receiver Dallas Oliver in the end zone to score, The two-point attempt was no good, but the Tigers went into half time with a 26-7 lead.

The Tigers came back from the break and took their first drive of the second half into the end zone when sophomore wide receiver Carlon Smith scrambled from behind the 37-yard line to score. Smith’s touchdown topped a 46-yard, 4-play drive that started from inside the Bulldogs’ territory. Dillmore’s kick was good and the Tigers had a 33-7 lead.

Freeport responded with an 80-yard, 7-play drive, helped with a Tiger personal foul, that ended with senior wide receiver Zach Fordem nabbing a Cole pass in the end zone. Nick Russell’s kick attempt was no good, but the Bulldogs improved to 33-13.

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