Despite early lead, Hounds fall to Chiefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2000

The Tensas Academy Chiefs came from behind to beat the Huntington School Hounds 28-18 Friday night.

Tensas took its first lead of the night in the third quarter with a double pass on fourth-and-ten from the Huntington 43-yard line.

Tensas quarterback David Crigler took the snap from center, lateralled the ball to receiver Dudley Hendrix and then Hendrix lobbed the ball to Bryant Killen who got behind two Hound defenders to reach the endzone.

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The touchdown made the score 13-12 and, after a two-point conversion, the Chiefs led 15-12.

&uot;We played as hard as we could play,&uot; Hounds head coach Gerald Reeves said.

&uot;We were on top in the first half and I don’t think anyone expected us to be.&uot;

Tensas head coach Chris Jacobs said Huntington came ready to play.

&uot;They came out after our butts,&uot; Jacobs said. &uot;They showed that our weakness is depth. My hat’s off to Huntington.&uot;

Tensas turned the ball over five times, twice in the first half.

Both first-half turnovers led to Hounds touchdowns.

Tensas only had the ball for two plays in the first quarter.

Chiefs quarterback Crigler was six of 12 passing on the night for 71 yards and three interceptions. He threw one touchdown. Chiefs running back Lee Hale carried the ball seven times for 64 yards.

Huntington’s last touchdown of the game came in the fourth quarter with 5:04 left. Running back Kenneth Clayton bulled his way into the endzone from five yards out to score. The two-point conversion failed, and the final score was 28-18.

Hounds quarterback Barrett Arthur was three of 10 passing for 26 yards. Arthur carried the ball 18 times for 82 yards. He also scored two touchdowns.

Hounds running back Clayton carried the ball 15 times for 62 yards and one touchdown.