Carbon Hill edges Greene County, 35-29

Williams earns first win as head coach

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Posted 9/7/19

CARBON HILL — Carbon Hill is in the win column — so is first-year head coach Chavis Williams.

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Carbon Hill edges Greene County, 35-29

Williams earns first win as head coach

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CARBON HILL — Carbon Hill is in the win column — so is first-year head coach Chavis Williams.

The Bulldogs won a nailbiter at G.W. Keith Stadium on Friday night, beating Greene County 35-29 in a game that came down the final minutes.

Carbon Hill didn’t trail in the second half, but the game wasn’t sealed until the Bulldogs converted a fourth-down play on a fake punt in the late in the fourth quarter.

“It was a dog fight. You are always pleased with a win. That’s the first win of many we hope,” Carbon Hill’s Williams said. “The guys played really hard for four quarters. We challenged them this week to play hard for four quarters. And they did that. So I’m pleased with that. It’s always better to correct mistakes off of a win.”

Carbon Hill held a slim 22-21 lead late in the third quarter when quarterback Clay Tittle connected with Tristen Terry on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 29-21 lead. The Bulldogs added another score with 8:31 left in the game on a Devon Daniel 12-yard run that pushed the lead to 35-21.

Greene County got a touchdown and 2-point conversion with 6:24 to cut the gap to six points.

The Tigers struck first on Friday, scoring on a 95-yard run with 7:33 left in the opening quarter. Carbon Hill made the score 7-6 when Matthew Wallace hit Kory McGough on a 23-yard touchdown pass.

Blake Garner’s 23-yard field goal put Carbon Hill on top 9-7 late in the second quarter and Haden Pare’s fumble return for a score gave the Bulldogs a 16-7 lead.

Greene County scored on a 42-yard pass on the final play of the half to make the score 16-13.

Wallace completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Daniel with 4:22 left in the third quarter for a 22-13 lead. Greene County again retalliated, this time with a 30-yard scoring strike of its own to cut the lead to 22-21.

Carbon Hill (1-2, 1-1), which defeated Greene County 6-0 on the road last season, travels to Hale County for another region game next week.