Andress Stuns Chapin to Win a Share of the District I-5A Championship
A couple of weeks ago Chapin was playing red hot football as they had won their first 8 games of the season, and seemed to be on their way to winning the District I-5A crown with ease. The old cliché 'it's not how you start, it's how you finish,' became rather evident for the Huskies as they lost their final two regular season games to Burges and Andress, hence squandering away a sure District championship.
The Eagles, which came into Friday night's contest on a 4 game winning streak of their own, proved to be too much for Chapin to handle as they silenced the Huskies 17-12 at Allan Sepkowitz Stadium. Chapin had a rather inauspicious start to the game when normally sure handed QB Anthony Baird fumbled their third snap from scrimmage, leading to an Andress' recovery and ensuing score by wide receiver Dorian Smith.
The Huskies' early fumble would be foreshadowing of things to come on this evening. With 6:13 remaining in the first quarter Chapin attempted to punt the ball away when a bad snap forced them to kick the ball directly up in the air and Andress' FS Ramon Lerma caught the ball at the Huskies' 26 yard line. Andress would score a 40 yard field goal off of the Chapin blunder to take a 10-0 lead.
Chapin finally got on the board late in the first quarter when OLB Angel Carillo took a blocked punt 35 yards for the defensive touchdown. The Eagles went into the locker room at half with a 17-6 lead thanks to another horrible Huskies' punt that led to a touchdown run by RB Dorian Lewis.
The second half was primarily a defensive battle as Chapin was able to cut the Andress' lead to 17-12 late in the game, but couldn't get any closer as the Eagles got the victory, and thanks to Bowie's win over Jefferson on Thursday night, will share the I-5A championship with the Bears. Andress improved to 8-2, 6-1 in I-5A, and will host Eastlake in the Bi-District playoffs next week. Chapin fell to 8-2, 5-2 in I-5A, and will travel to Del Valle next week.