Dadeville Tigers roll past ChildersburgPublished 10:43am Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Dadeville Tigers proved too much for visiting Childersburg High School to handle, with Dadeville laying down a solid 38-8 defeat in Friday night’s matchup.
Dadeville wasted no time going on the offensive. Though Childersburg received first, a deflected pass on the first play from scrimmage ended up in the hands of a Dadeville defender.
Darius Miller took it 31 yards on Dadeville’s first snap for the touchdown, and C.J. Tolbert added insult to injury with a keeper to convert for two. With 11:35 left in the first, Dadeville led 8-0.
Childersburg next drive would fare better, though it was fueled more by Dadeville penalties than sheer offensive prowess. Two big penalties – roughing the passer and pass interference – allowed Childersburg to slip out of third down situations. With 5:39 left in the first, Childersburg slipped into the end zone, but failed to convert for two, bringing the tally to 8-6.
“We got to cut out the penalties,” said Dadeville head coach Richard White. “We still have too many penalties for foolish things.”
D. Miller again broke loose for 31 yards to put the Tigers within striking distance. C.J. Tolbert connected with Shawn Jennings for an 8-yard touchdown to make it 15-6.
After a forced three and out, Dadeville’s offense again took the field. This time, Tolbert showcased his legs on a 67-yard touchdown run. At the end of the first quarter, Dadeville led 22-6.
The Tigers found the scoreboard again, this time while on defense. Jay Foster snatched up an errant pass in the endzone, marching it 103-yards for a touchdown. The PAT was no good, and the score was 28-6 going into half.
Dadeville was forced to punt on their first drive, but Isiah Hicks snatched up an interception to put them back on the offensive. The Tigers battled down the field, and Tolbert again trotted into the endzone on a three yard run to make it 35-6.
Childersburg was forced to punt back to Dadeville to kick off the fourth quarter. Tolbert again broke loose on 41-yard keeper, but the Tigers couldn’t convert on third down. Dalton Jennings booted a 33-yarder through the uprights to make it 38-6 with 5:34 remaining in the game.
In a game that appeared all but won, Dadeville let its second string see some action with Shawn Jennings under center. The Tigers conceded a safety for the final points of the game, bringing the final to 38-8.
Aside from penalties, White was pleased with the outcome.
“Overall, we played well,” White said. “Our offense played well, and our defense played a heck of a ballgame. We had two stops inside our own ten. I challenged them this week defensively, and they came out and did what they were supposed to do.”
Tolbert ended the game as Dadeville lead rusher with 175 yards on 19 carries, followed by D. Miller with 6 carries for 88 yards.
Tolbert went 5 for 8 in the air for 47 yards and one touchdown.
Morgan led the defensive effort with 6 tackles and 1 interception.