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Greenville gets defensive in win

Greenville’s Jaquest Posey (93), Xavier Hartley (67), Cornelius Ball and Antenico Williamson (30) bring down Chilton County running back Michael Seaton. (BNI News Service)

By STEPHEN DAWKINS

BNI News Service

The Greenville defense smothered Chilton County on Friday, holding the host Tigers to two first downs in their first nine possessions and leaving with a 32-7 win.

Greenville, meanwhile, scored on its first three possessions to take a lead CCHS would never threaten.

After an opening kickoff return by Jamall Hamilton that set the visitors up on the Chilton 44-yard line, Greenville scored on 1-yard run up the middle by quarterback Kent Riley.

Ozell Carter tacked on the extra point.

After the first of many Chilton County three-and-outs, Greenville drove 46 yards and scored on another 1-yard Riley plunge.

Carter couldn’t the get the point-after kick in the air, but he got another chance at the beginning of the second quarter and connected on a 28-yard field goal to give GHS a 16-0 lead.

CCHS had a negative yardage total in the first half and didn’t manage a first down until a 7-yard run by Austin Rossi on third-and-5 from the CCHS 14-yard line with 8:45 remaining in the third quarter.

CCHS didn’t put together a drive until its final possession of the game when senior Dyquan Floyd recorded the game’s last score, a 7-yard run with 57 seconds left in the game.

Freshman kicker Anthony Chavez added the extra point.

The visiting Tigers wouldn’t score again until late in the third quarter, when Donta Lee’s 5-yard touchdown run was set up by Michael Smith blocking a Chilton punt attempt.

Another Carter field goal, this one from 37 yards out, made the score 26-0 with 7:23 remaining.

Greenville’s backup quarterback, Jerome Watkins, made quite an entrance to the game as he ran for a 47-yard score on his first series behind center.