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Unable to overcome a late touchdown, the Chiefland High School varsity football team fell 12-6 to Union County in the teams' game in Lake Butler Friday night.
Chandler Mann threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Clark with less than four mintues left in the game, giving the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 District 1A-7) a 12-6 lead. Chiefland (3-1, 0-1) went 4-out on its ensuing possesion, giving the ball back to Union County, which ran out the clock to end the game.
The Indians had tied the game at six earlier in the fourth quarter after a feriocious run by Alphonso Timmons on a fourth-down play inside the redzone. Facing fourth-and-one at the 14, Timmons plowed through the Tigers' line and into the endzone. The drive started off a shanked punt that gave Chiefland a first down at the Union County 34-yard line.
After a scoreless first half, Union County took the lead on a long drive that was benefited by several encrougament penalities on the Indians. The Tigers marched down the field in the first possesion of the third quarter, capping off the scoring drive with a plunge by Daquin Edwards.
The Indians' first loss of the season comes on the road to the consensus No. 1 team in class 1A.