FROM STAFF REPORTS
Turnovers proved to be costly in Childersburg’s 21-13 loss to Reeltown on Thursday night. The Tigers committed four first-half turnovers.
“We just didn’t come out and execute,”Childersburg head coach Adam Fossett said. ”We had a lot of missed assignments, a lot of missed tackles. There are a lot of things that we have to work on before next Friday. I think mentally we were overlooking this team. I told them numerous times to make sure you are focused on Reeltown and not looking ahead. We went into the game flat, the atmosphere was flat all night and it was a ho-hum night for us. We have a lot of things to work on. We had a lot of mistakes made. We didn’t get the jamboree game in based of the schedule changes, but it is what it is. We have to work to get better.”
Reeltown capitalized on a Childersburg turnover early in the first quarter. Childersburg quarterback Zack Lightsey fumbled the snap inside their 5-yard line, which was recovered by a Reeltown defender to set up first-and-goal from the 1. Two plays later, Cody Martin punched It in for a touchdown to give Reeltown a 7-0 lead.
The Tigers finally got on the board late in the first half. Lightsey connected with Jarius Patterson for a 15- yard touchdown with 58 seconds left in the first half. The point-after attempt was good to tie the game up at 7-7 going into intermission.
Reeltown took a 13-7 lead with 5:11 left in the third quarter. Bradley McKeithen found Cade Giddens for a touchdown.
Reeltown increased its lead to 21-7 on a 49-yard touchdown run by Ariko Stewart late in the third quarter.
The Tigers battled their way back into the game to cut the lead down to eight points.
Lightsey hit Hunter McCain on a 9-yard touchdown with 1:03 left in the game, which capped off a 60-yard drive.
Childersburg (0-1) returns to action next Friday against county foe B.B. Comer.
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