Indians sweat out win in Dixie

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By Claude Lewis

CROSS CITY - To win on the road is one thing. To win in Cross City is something else.

The Chiefland High football team time and again overcame adversity in a hostile environment in its season opener last Friday night at Bruce Boyette Field, and used a big second half to score a 28-21 victory over arch-rival Dixie County.

A heads-up play by Indian linebacker Zach Tyson turned out to be the difference, as he grabbed a loose lateral and ran 15 yards to the end zone for a touchdown with 5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The quick toss from quarterback Kameron Keen to running back Rodney Scott had worked earlier in the game, but not this time.

"That's all they do is lateral to him (Scott), but I was right on top of him," said Tyson.

The TD left a stunned Bear crowd silent. Meanwhile, the big cheer went up on the other side once it all sank in.

The Chiefland defense made a couple of late defensive stands to seal the victory.

"Our kids never gave up - they kept fighting," said Chiefland coach Ajay Ulmer. "Going in, the kids believed they could win the game."

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