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Chiefland dropped an emotional Homecoming game 54-42 Friday night, falling at home to district rival Baldwin. While putting up their second-most points of any game the season, the Indians gave up a season high in points. Chiefland, 5-4 overall, finishes the 2012 season with an 0-4 district record. Chiefland's final game is the Senior night home finale against undefeated Trenton on Nov. 9.
Head coach Aaron Richardson told his team after the game he was proud of their effort. Chiefland stayed close throughout the game and a few bad breaks may have cost them a victory. The Indians gave up five turnovers, including four in the first half and also allowed two special teams touchdowns.
Chiefland's running game, lead by sophomore Alphonso Timmons, was again strong. Along with Keith Smith and Shaquille Patterson, the Indians scored five touchdowns on offense. Deshawn Rolland, who also saw significant action in the back field and the defensive secondary, missed most of the second half with a concussion. G.G. McClendon added another score on a kick-off return.
Baldwin's passing game was even more effective. Indians quarterback Jordan Mullis picked apart the Chiefland secondary. Often using a shotgun, spread formation, Mullis connected with receivers Kevin James, Matthew Gunter and Emmanuel Johnson for scores. James added two additional touchdowns on special teams, one on a kickoff and one on a punt return.