Callaway 24, Harris County 21: Tigers fall after first-half head start

Special to the Ledger-EnquirerSeptember 22, 2012 

HAMILTON, Ga. -- Callaway scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to overcome a Harris County 14-7 halftime lead and defeated the Tigers 24-21 Friday night.

Wilson Lindsey scored his second touchdown of the night on a 26-yard run in the third quarter to pull the Cavaliers even with the Tigers at 14-14.

Callaway added a 25-yard Chase Freeman field goal on its next possession to take its first lead of the night at 17-14 with 9:57 remaining in the game.

The Cavaliers were forced to punt after its next possession on 4th-and-14 at its own 32-yard line, but Harris County was called for roughing the kicker, giving Callaway an automatic first down. The Cavaliers also converted a 3rd-and-19 on the drive when Lindsey had a 45-yard run. Two plays later, Eddie Culpepper put Callaway up 24-14 with only 3:13 remaining when he scored from 6 yards out.

The Tigers drove 59 yards in 12 plays and closed the gap to 24-21 when Jay Ellison rushed in for a 3-yard run.

Harris County attempted an onside kick that was recovered by Callaway quarterback Tez Parks playing on the good hands return team.

Esaias Chapman opened the scoring on a 65-yard run to put the Tigers up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Callaway responded when Lindsey rushed in from 16 yards out for a 7-7 score with 5:00 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Chapman scored again on a 17-yard run with 5:18 remaining in the half. The play capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive that included a 38-yard pass from Justin Wright to DQuan Roberts and a 25-yard run from Chapman.

Chapman led all rushers with 144-yards on 16 carries.

Harris County fell to 0-4 with the loss. Callaway improved to 2-1.

Friday at Tiger StadiumCallaway 7 0 7 10--24

Harris County 7 7 0 7--21First Quarter

H- Esaias Chapman 65 run (Isaac Grimes kick), 8:22

C- Wilson Lindsey 16 run (Chase Freeman kick), 5:00

Second Quarter

H- Chapman 17 run (Grimes kick), 5:18

Third Quarter

C- Lindsey 26 run (Freeman kick), 5:04

Fourth Quarter

C- Freeman 25 field goal, 9:51

C- Eddie Culpepper 6 run (Freeman kick), 3:13

H- Jay Ellison 3 run (Grimes kick), 1:18

Records: Callaway 2-1, Harris County 0-4. Next: Harris County, home vs. Douglas County, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

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