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Chiefs pull out a late win over Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Trojan running back Antonio Webber tumbles to the ground after big run near teammate Hunter Waits Friday night during the Craigmont contest. The Chiefs scored a late TD to beat Millington 18-13 at Raleigh-Egypt Stadium.

MEMPHIS — The Millington Trojans suffered their third close loss of the 2012 season tonight to the Craigmont Chiefs.

The Chiefs edged the Trojans in Raleigh-Egypt Stadium when Craigmont quarterback Andrew McIntyre found one of his receivers for a 22-yard touchdown with 22 seconds remaining to win 18-13.

The Trojans (5-3) fell behind 6-0 after Chief standout running back Walter Crutchfield cross the goal line on a 14-yard TD.

In the second quarter the Trojans took the lead behind the running of senior Antonio Webber. With his 12-yard score the Raleigh-Egypt scoreboard read 7-6.

Craigmont regained the lead later in the quarter when Crutchfield went back to work this time with an 11-yard TD run.

With the Chiefs ahead 12-7, the Trojans took advantage of a short field with quarterback Eldon Tyms hitting Webber with a pass to the 4-yard line. With 19 seconds left in the half Webber helped Millington take the advantage back with a 4-yard run making the halftime score 13-12.

The third quarter went scoreless. And the fourth quarter was looking that way until Craigmont scored with 22 seconds remaining.

The Trojans try to bounce back this Friday against one of the best teams in the area Jackson North Side. The game will be at Millington with a 7 p.m. kickoff. The MCHS Homecoming festivities are also scheduled to take place at halftime.

 

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