Berryville claims Carroll County Cup

Friday, September 14, 2012
David Bell/Carroll County News Berryville claimed a 21-16 win over Green Forest Friday night at Tiger Stadium in the Carroll County Super Bowl.

GREEN FOREST -- Berryville's Ethan Chapin rushed 30 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 39 yards and a score as the Bobcats snapped an 11-game losing streak and laid claim to the Carroll County Cup with a 21-16 win over Green Forest in the Carroll County Super Bowl Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Berryville overcame an early 13-0 deficit in the first period with two second-quarter touchdowns. It put the finishing touches on the cross-county rivalry with a fourth-quarter score then overcame a late turnover to preserve the victory.

The Bobcats (1-1) trailed 16-14 entering the half and limited Green Forest (0-3) to 32 second-half yards, including a stop on fourth down following a Chapin fumble with 4:09 remaining.

Green Forest struck first on a 3-yard touchdown run by Mackenzie Arciga, capping an 11-play, 55-yard drive on the game's opening drive. The Tigers led 13-0 after Clayton Watson hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from Treyton Anderson at the 2:50 mark.

Chapin answered with a 35-yard touchdown grab from Cody Powell with nine minutes left in the second frame and put the Bobcats ahead 14-13 with a 10-yard jaunt to pay dirt with 4:33 remaining.

Green Forest reclaimed the lead on a 19-yard field goal by Eric Perez with 13 seconds remaining on the clock in the opening half. But Chapin's 31-yard touchdown scamper two minutes into the fourth put Berryville ahead for good.

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