Chancellor High School’s offense came alive in a long-delayed second half Friday to beat Riverbend in double overtime, 24–21.
The Chargers trailed 14–6 at halftime, their only points coming off Treyvon Brown’s 75-yard interception return.
With halftime came nearly three hours of lightning delay, and Chancellor used the time to make some adjustments, switching to a run-heavy “wishbone” offense and new attitude, Chargers coach Jeff Glessner said.
“We were over-thinking things, and our halftime adjustment was ‘You know what, man...let’s just line up and run the ball,” Glessner said. “Chancellor football is lining up and running the ball, and that’s what we did tonight.”
Krisshaun Scott ran 23 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, and Kim Carruthers added 49 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
“We talked as team [at halftime],” Carruthers said. “We all decided to run wishbone and get the job done. It was all 11 brothers on the field, offense and defense, and I love them to death.”
The defense stopped the Bears late in the fourth quarter and drove all the way to the 5-yard line, but penalties pushed them backwards and they couldn’t convert the long field goal attempt to win the game in regulation, sending it into overtime.
Overtime in high school football involves each team getting a chance to score on four downs, starting at the 10-yard line. Chancellor went first, but fumbled the ball on its first play, giving Riverbend the chance to win it.
The Bears couldn’t score either, and the Chargers also held defensively on Riverbend’s second overtime try.
On its second chance, Chancellor was stopped on the first three plays and lined up for a field goal. Kicker Josh Reid put it through the uprights, but a penalty had been called before the snap, so the kick didn’t count.
Reid was hit hard on the play, and limped away as the referees held a long discussion on what should happen next. Eventually, it was time for Reid to kick again from 19 yards away.
“They hit my leg the first time. It hurt, but I knew they really needed me to step up and kick it,” Reid said. “I knew I had to have their back, because they always have mine. I just told [the offensive line] I just needed two seconds, and they gave it to me.”
Ch—Treyvon Brown 75 INT return (kick fail).
Ri—Jarren Holmes 5 run (Logan Hague kick).
Ri—Ellington Samuel 5 run (Hague kick).
Ch—Krisshaun Scott 1 run (Scott run).
Ri—Damonte Pratt 26 run (Hague kick).
Ch—Kim Carruthers 1 run.
Ch—Josh Reid 19 field goal.
RUSHING: Chancellor—Krisshaun Scott 23-73, TD; Trevin Edwards 8-14; Kim Carruthers 15-49, TD; Christian Mora 3-21; Assad Winston 2-11. Riverbend—Aric Motton 6-9; Ellington Samuel 19-105, TD; Damonte Pratt 9-20; Josh Morgan 2-(-4); Shymarr Wright 6-14.
PASSING: Chancellor—Trevin Edwards 5-8-1, 80 yards. Riverbend—Ellington Samuel 9-12-1, 145 yards, TD.
RECEIVING: Chancellor—Trevor Gleason 1-10; Kim Carruthers 1-4; Taleik Chapman 2-51; Jordan Romyn 1-12. Riverbend—Tony Skinner 1-6; Jarren Holmes 2-57; Ben Smith 1-13; Latavian 2-57; Aric Motton 1-18; Ben Skinner 1-1.