Bibb County tops Carbon Hill in region opener
by Jeffery Winborne
Sep 08, 2012 | 707 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — Carbon Hill suffered its second straight loss of the season Friday night at G.W. Keith, losing 48-7 to the Bibb County Choctaws.

Carbon Hill got the ball to start the game, but went three and out. Bibb County, however, did not take long to get started with quarterback Terry Locket rushing from 49 yards out for a touchdown. Another three and out for the Bulldogs, and another touchdown for the Choctaws, this time with Rance Gaddis rushing in from 27 yards out making it 14-0.

Bibb County would score on each of its next four drives. Dikembe Aaron would run one in from the Carbon Hill 9-yard line. Gaddis rushed for two more long touchdown runs, one for 30 yards and another from 55 yards out, but the extra point was missed making the score 34-0. Bibb County was also able to get a touchdown through the air, with Watson Fondren hitting Johntarrio Goode for an 18-yard pass into the end zone, bringing its lead to 41-0.

Bibb County’s defense was smothering in the first half, forcing Carbon Hill to go three & out the first five Bulldog possessions, two sacks, and forcing a fumble at the end of the first quarter. Carbon Hill didn’t even cross midfield until around the 2:00 mark of the second quarter, with an 8-yard rush by Hunter Winborne.

A 10-yard rush by Tyler Kirkland and a Choctaw pass interference call put Carbon Hill on the Bibb County 20-yard line with 5 seconds left in the half, but Daniel Woodard’s pass fell to the turf in the endzone to end the half.

Carbon Hill would get the ball again to start the second half.

A 44-yard run from Steven Mitchell and a 32 yard pass from Woodard to Steven Simerly set the Bulldogs up on the Bibb County 3-yard line. Ryan Simerly punched it in to get Carbon Hill on the board, 41-7.

Bibb County was able to answer with the final touchdown of the game, Markise Leverette running it in from the 10-yard line with 1:16 left in the third. Both team exchanged possessions in the fourth, with Bibb County eating away at the clock and finally taking a knee to end the game.

Bibb County’s Rance Gaddis finished the game with 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Carbon Hill’s Daniel Woodard completed one pass for 32 yards. Steven Mitchell finished with 60 yards rushing, and Ryan Simerly had 33 yards rushing and a touchdown. Next week, Carbon Hill travels to Jemison High School.

Bibb County returns home to take on Oak Grove.