Beggs survives big Checotah rally
BY TYLER PALMATEER World Correspondent
Saturday, October 29, 2011
10/29/11 at 6:11 AM
BEGGS - Surviving a furious rally from Checotah, Beggs clinched the District 3A-7 championship Friday with a 54-47 win.
The win was the Demons' first over the Wildcats, including a 21-20 Checotah win last year, the first time the teams had played since 1985.
After a first quarter scoring burst of 27 points, snaring a 19-point halftime lead and holding a 26-point third quarter lead, Beggs (8-1, 5-0) received a serious test from the Wildcats and remained up only a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Beggs appeared to be headed for victory until Checotah quarterback Baylor Butler completed 16-of-20 passes in the third quarter and jump-started the Wildcat point attack.
Checotah (7-1, 4-1) scored five of the game's last seven touchdowns and put a huge scare into the Demons.
Beggs tailback Chris Baccus rushed for 212 yards and ran for three touchdowns. The Demons rushed for 401 total yards.
Checotah was equally sharp in its passing game, which helped spur its rally in the second half, as it passed for 367 yards.
Beggs 54, Checotah 47
Checotah 6 8 19 14 — 47
Beggs 27 6 7 14 — 54
B: Hamilton 4 run (Harvey kick)
C: Mann 4 run (kicked failed)
B: Hamilton 46 run (McCall run)
B: Pennel 22 pass from Hamilton (run failed)
B: Baccus 11 run (kick failed)
B: Baccus 26 run (kick failed)
C: Mann 15 pass from Knight (West pass from Knight)
B: Baccus 1 run (Harvey kick)
C: Owens 17 pass from Butler (kick failed)
C: Mann 2 run (pass failed)
C: Mann 8 run (Campbell kick)
B: Hamilton 42 run (Harvey kick)
C: Owens 70 pass from Butler (Campbell kick)
B: Hamilton 10 run (Harvey kick)
C: Owens 66 pass from Butler (Campbell kick)
|Rushes- Yards||24- 86||44- 401|
|Punts- Avg.||4- 20.1||1-32|
|Fumbles- Lost||2-0||1-1||Penalties- Yards||10-80||9-65|