Hartselle, Huntsville battle ends in draw
Charles Prince , Hartselle Enquirer
The Hartselle Tigers and the Huntsville Panthers played for 48 minutes and neither team could gain the upper hand.
Hartselle trailed for more than half the game only to score late and force a seven-all tie in their 2004 spring scrimmage.
The visiting Panthers would break a scoreless tie with two-minutes and 33-seconds until halftime when junior receiver Careg Bonner caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Bart Siniard in the left corner of the end zone for a touchdown.
Matt Ingeron added the extra point for a 7-0 Huntsville lead.
Huntsville appeared to be on their way to a shutout victory late into the final period of play.
Then, with 3:02 left, Tiger cornerback Tyler Young intercepted a Panther pass at his own 41-yard line and raced down the left sideline before being pushed out of bounds at the Huntsville 10.
Two plays later freshman Tony Weaver tossed a six-yard touchdown to freshman Dane Burgess in the back of the end zone. Ryan Canafax was successful on the point after for a tie at seven. Huntsville had 1:33 to work with but could not gain a first down as the two teams settled for a stalemate.
On defense several Tigers had fine games. Montrel Murphy and Wes Chenault recorded quarterback sacks.
Joe Walter Norris batted down two passes while Jeff Witt and Matt Zartuche had one each.
The punting duties were shared by Quinn Dunlap and Matt Stephenson, each punted three times.
Huntsville 0 7 0 0 – 7
Hartselle 0 0 0 7 – 7
J.P. Cain Stadium
1st Quarter –
2nd Quarter –
Huntsville – Bart Siniard 20-yard pass to Careg Bonner (Matt Ingerson kick) 2:33 7-0
3rd Quarter –
4th Quarter –
Hartselle – Tony Weaver 6-yard pass to Dane Burgess (Ryan Canafax kick) 1:36 7-7
12 First Downs 12
21-66 Rushing 38-136
127 Pass yards 67
193 Total yards 203
33-11-1 A/C/I 17-4-1
2-16 Sacks/lost 2-11
2-0 Fumbles/lost 3-2
5-45 Penalties 4-20
7-31.3 Punts/avg. 6-34.0
Hartselle stats –
Rushing – Korbyn Kelley 5-27, Wes Chenault 7-26, Spencer Orr 6-23, Tyler Young 2-19, Jordan Parker 1-13, Justin Youngblood 2-11, Gary Orr 2-6, Hunter Corum 8-6, Tony Weaver 2-4, Caleb Blanton 3-1
Passing – Wes Chenault 3-8-61 yards, Tony Weaver 1-1-6 yards TD, Cline Thompson 1-4-13 yards, Seth Watson 0-2-0 yards
Receiving – Travis Clemons 2-42, Justin Billings 1-13, Dane Burgess 1-6 TD, Michael Scott 1-6