By Ashlee Mullis
When the Chatham Cavaliers rolled into Stuart tough and undefeated on September 17, but the Cougars were ready to pounce.
Chatham scored the first points on the board with a touchdown in the first. The team added another touchdown and a two-point conversion with 9:52 left in the 2nd quarter.
Nineteen seconds later, Ben Hylton answered with a 67-yard touchdown run to bring the score to 6-14. With 1:58 left in the half, Quarterback Demontez Hill connected a pass to Krish Patel for a 71-yard TD. Hill then scored the two-point conversion. The score was tied 14-14 at the half.
Late in the third, Hylton ran for a 57-yard TD, followed by a successful two-point conversion by Hill. Chatham added 7 to the board at the end of the 3rd.
The Cougars were strong in the 4th. Hill had a QB sneak for a one-yard TD, with 8:02 left in the game. Five minutes later, Hill had a huge 98-yard touchdown run, putting the Cougars ahead 34-28.
Chatham attempted a comeback, scoring 7 with :55 left in the game. The onside kick attempt was out of bounds, allowing the Cougars to take a knee and end the game, taking a 34-28 win.
Tycarious “Boogie” Yellock carried the ball 14 times for 44 yards. On defense, Yellock had 1 tackle and 2 assists.
Ben Hylton had 5 carries and 124 yards, scoring 2 touchdowns for the Cougars. Hylton had 8 tackles and 6 assists.
Krish Patel had 71 yards, scoring a touchdown on pass from Hill. Patel had 3 tackles and 2 assists.
Peyton Cambron had 5 tackles, 6 assists, and 1 tackle for loss.
Josh Wright had 4 tackles and 7 assists.
Sam Hubbard had 4 tackles and 5 assists.
Jaheim Johnson was credited with 3 tackles, 2 assists, and 1 tackle for loss.
Morgan Horton had 2 tackles and 1 assist.
Jay Howard had 1 tackle and 1 assist, and Hill had 1 tackle.