South Walton Seahawks tame Chipley Tigers

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South Walton's Harrison Schaffer plunges through for a touchdown against the Chipley Tigers.

Published: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 00:48 AM.

SANTA ROSA BEACH -- The South Walton Seahawks rolled up almost 500 yards to post a 45-38 win over the Chipley Tigers in a District 3-1A varsity football contest.

"We just played our hearts out," said South Walton Coach Phil Tisa. "We wanted it."

The Seahawks got the job done on the ground and through the air.

Junior quarterback Jonathon Ortner completed 25 of 41 passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns. Alex Smith had two touchdown catches, one for 19 yards and the other 2. Zach Reese had a 20-yard touchdown reception as well as rushing for 76 yards and a 1-yard plunge for a TD. Chandler Parrett had a 9-yard catch for a touchdown and Sage Roberts caught a pass for a 26-yard score.

Not only did Ortner get it done through the air but also on the ground. He carried the ball nine times for 62 yards. Harrison Schaffer rushed seven times for 29 yards and a 1-yard score.

A big difference in the game was turnovers. South Walton knocked the ball loose three times with Zack Armer, Wesley Miller and Nick Harris each making recoveries.

"The turnovers were huge," Tisa said.



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