CLEVELAND, OH – It felt like a must win game for both teams, Chaney coming off their worse loss of the season at the hands of Maple Heights, and the Warrensville Tigers looking for their first W of the season. Freshman Jason Hewlett got the start in this game instead of Delshawn Petrosky, but with inexperience comes growing pains. On their first possession, Hewlett would take a huge shot and get intercepted on his second attempt. It only took the Tigers one play to punch it in for a score, followed by a successful two point conversion.
Both teams struggled mightily to generate offense, as the defenses showed their teeth through most of the second half. Multiple fumbles were forced, Chaney losing two of them. But the Tigers failed to capitalize as running back Nellion Wilson was held in check. It wasn’t until Petrosky checked in late in the second when the Chaney offense finally sprung to life, with a massive 64 yard run from KeyShawn Davis. Fellow running back Marshall Herron would take the next carry 20 yards to the house and Chaney would tie things up moments before halftime, 8-8.
A scoreless third quarter featured more stellar play from both teams’ defenses, the second fumble from Chaney negated a nice drive that made it’s way deep into Tiger territory. Senior QB Jerome Lee Jr, the very next play, ripped off a 65 yard scamper up the near sideline. But the Cowboys defense would hold and force a turnover on downs.
Chaney had weathered the storm, numerous turnovers and poor field position. And with that tenacity comes results. With 5 minutes left in the game, still tied at 8, Marshall Herron would score again from 20 yards out and give the ‘Boys their first lead of the game. On the ensuing possession for the Tigers, it was Herron again, but this time on defense. A huge interception on 4th down sealed the deal, and Chaney got back into the win column with a final score of 14-8. No rest for the Cowboys though, as they get set to take on in city rival Ursuline in what will be a marquee matchup here on YSN!