Watson energizes Liberty County in win over Chipley

Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 05:17 PM.

Marlowe, who finished with 127 yards on 12 carries, took the ball 41 yards on a sprint around the left side on the game’s first play, and he scored a touchdown on a 7-yard run seven plays later to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Marlowe later added a 20-yard touchdown and a 5-yard touchdown run.

“He’s a great player,” Watson said. “He carried the team last year, and we’re going to keep him going.”

Chipley’s standout wingback, Kobe McCrary, was limited to 12 yards on four carries in the first half but singlehandedly brought the Tigers back into contention in the second half. He scored on impressive touchdown romps of 22, 37 and 34 yards, the last of which pulled Chipley within 35-28 with 2:01 left. He finished the game with 135 yards on 11 carries.

Liberty County survived a pair of onside kicks by the Tigers and finally were able to run out the clock and hang on.

“It’s a win my book,” Watson said.

Chipley turned the ball over on its first drive, the result of a snap over the head of quarterback Jordan Finch. Liberty County’s Jesse Williams pounced on the ball to give his team possession. The Bulldogs capitalized immediately as Watson threw a beautiful 33-yard touchdown pass to receiver Micheal Robinson for a 14-0 cushion.

Chipley halved its deficit early in the second quarter when Liberty County lost track of Tigers receiver Josh Pitts running downfield. Pitts hauled in a Jordan Finch pass and then raced 57 yards untouched to pull the Tigers within 14-7 with 10:27 left in the half.

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