CCS Wins Season Finale Over Bledsoe County 37-32

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Chargers of Chattanooga Christian finished their season with an exciting 37-32 win over visiting Bledsoe County Friday night.  The two teams have traded wins over the past two season with neither win coming by more than four points.

Friday's game was much the same with the Chargers making it two in a row over Bledsoe.

There were nine lead changes in the game.  Bledsoe scored back to back touchdowns at the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second to lead 12-7.

D. J. Toney scored on a one yard run to close out the first half for CCS, giving the Chargers a 14-12 lead. 

Bledsoe County took a long sustained drive down to the four yard line to begin the third quarter.  Lucas Frady punched it in from four yards out to give the Warriors an 18-14 lead after CCS stuffed the two-point conversion attempt.

CCS closed out the third quarter with a Zach Mercer 15 yard pass to Austin Mansell, giving the Chargers a 21-18 lead.

Both teams would trade touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Bledsoe scored on a Caleb Smith 27 yard run. Bledsoe took a 26-21 lead after the two point run by Dodd.

CCS  answered with a D.J. Toney 4 yard run.  CCS went for two and Zach Mercer was able to find Austin Mansell to give CCS a 29-26 lead.

Caleb Smith scampered for a 46 yard touchdown with 2:42 left in the game but the extra point was blocked by CCS's Justin Wheeler.

CCS's final touchdown came on a screen pass from Mercer to Toney.  Toney got to the outside and raced down the sideline for the game winning touchdown.  CCS fumbled the snap on the extra point but Mercer was able to scramble enough to find Mansell in the endzone, scoring the final points of the game.

Bledsoe final pass with 3 seconds on the clock was nearly intercepted by  CCS as the time ran off the clock.

CCS finishes their season with a 3-7 overall record and 1-4 in the district. 

Bledsoe ends their season at 2-8 and 0-5.

Scoring Summary:

CCS  7 7 7 16 - 37

BC 6 6 6 14 - 32

1st quarter

8:58 CCS-  Zachary Mercer 17 yard run (Patton kick good) 7-0
2:17 BC - Caleb Smith 55 yard run (kick failed) 7-6

2nd quarter
9:09 BC - Tavian Dodd 68 yard run (kick blocked) 7-12
1:35 CCS - D.J Toney 1 yard run (Patton kick good) 14-12

3rd quarter
4:56 BC - Lucas Frady 4 yard run ( run failed) 14-18
1:35 CCS - Zach Mercer 15 yard pass to Austin Mansell (kick good) 21-18

4th quarter
5:41 BC - Caleb Smith 37 yard run (Dodd run good) 21-26
4:23 CCS -  D.J Toney 4 yard run (Mercer pass to Mansell good) 29-26
2:42 BC - Caleb smith 46 yard run (kick blocked) 29-32
:55 CCS - Mercer 47 yard pass to Toney (Mercer pass to Mansell good) 37-32

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