Chipley and Vernon basketball

by Faith Padgett

The rivalry between the Vernon Jackets and Chipley Tigers was in full force Friday night! The Jackets traveled over to the Tiger Den and faced the reigning 1A State Champs. The Tigers came out on top with some excellent offensive and defensive play! Final score was Chipley 65-57.

While there have been worries of the Tiger team not playing well without last year’s graduate Trent Forrest, the boys have played exceptionally well and we’ve seen some new leaders step up. You can continue to see players such as Grant Rowell, Brysun Patrick and Kelvin Dean step up and lead the team on to more Tiger Wins.

Scoring for Chipley were: D. Bouton 13, T. Thurman 2, G. Rowell 14, K. Dean 20, E. Staten 2, C. Davis 1, B. Williams 1, B. Patrick 12.

Scoring for Vernon were: J. Massaline 4, M. Issenhoff 9, C. McDonald 9, T. Tolbert 6, T. Hammack 6, B. Potter 10, M. Hargrove 11, J. Carroll 2.

In the JV game, final score was Chipley 51-33.