Going to be live blogging the Chapel Hill High School homecoming game against J. F. Webb. Hard to hear anything over Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” playing on the speakers. We are currently about 40 minutes from kickoff. The weather is crisp and clear. Great for football!
Going to be updating from the phone.
Just noticed the breast cancer awareness gear being employed. The players are wearing pink socks and the cheerleaders have the pink pompoms.
Crowds starting to fill in. I’m surprised so many people are as early as me.
The chilly air might make all of my quick typing tricky. I’ll do my best.
Teams are warming up and getting their pep talks. CHHS coaches are also decked out in pink as well. The music has switched to funk/disco.
Just got told I’m sitting in the class of ’82 section. I guess I should move.
Cheerleaders are practicing their pyramid. I’m glad they’ve got a mat.
Band has lined up on the track just off the field. The music has stopped playing so they can take the field.
Some students are already discussing who they want to win homecoming queen.
With 11 minutes to go before the 7:30 kickoff, the band is taking the field to the steady cadence of the snare player.
The band just got through playing the national anthem. The team is now lining up to break through the paper sign.
The band is on its way to the bleachers. I’m sitting unfortunately close.
Chapel Hill has won the toss and will elect to kick.
The Tigers break through the sign and are lining up for the kickoff.
Chapel Hill kicking off to start the first quarter. 1st and 10 on the Webb 43.
After a 5 yard run, it’s 2nd down, followed quickly by a Chapel Hill penalty.
Webb committing to the run early it seems. The runner fumbles it but quickly recovers.
Chapel Hill recovers a second Webb fumble. On their own 38.
50 yard run by Chapel Hill to get into the end zone. Touchdown Chapel Hill. The extra point is good. 7-0 now for Chapel Hill at the 9:13 mark in the first.
Ensuing kickoff is out of bounds for a penalty.
Webb still looking to run. With a back that size I might do the same.
Interception by Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill ball on the 40 yard line. Loving the “O Fortuna” by the band.
Chapel Hill QB is sacked for a loss. This current drive is moving backwards.
Chapel Hill punts, somehow recovers. Ball on Webb 46.
Chapel Hill running back is amazingly fast. 10 yard run for a 1st.
Great looking pass for Chapel Hill is incomplete. 3:17 to go in the first. Timeout Chapel Hill.
Thinking I should have brought a better jacket.
Chapel Hill running play. Flag down. Holding. 10 yard penalty results in 2nd and 14 on the 27.
Chapel Hill QB calls his own number and runs for 6. 1st and goal. End of the 1st.
First play of the 2nd quarter. Chapel Hill gets in the end zone for 6. Point after is no good.
Line drive kick for Chapel Hill.
Also wishing I had one of those seat cushions.
Webb continues with the running plays. They move it up to the Chapel Hill 46. Chapel Hill is called for offsides penalty.
Solid pitch play by Webb. They call a timeout. 7:23 left in the half.
Chapel Hill showing some strong D on the Webb run. Tackle for a loss.
Another offsides penalty on Chapel Hill.
Band looks like they’re already getting ready for halftime.
And another offsides penalty for Chapel Hill.
1st and goal for Webb after the run.
Chapel Hill responds with a tackle for a loss.
Webb trying to get in for a score through the air. 3rd down.
Webb run is short. 4th down. They go for it. Stop by Chapel Hill for a turnover on downs.
Chapel Hill steadily working its way out of their own territory. Roughly a minute remaining in the half.
The first half comes to an end on a QB sack. After a half made up mostly of running plays, Chapel Hill still leads 7-0.
The band has taken the field for the halftime show and the introduction of the homecoming couples.
I could swear I just saw Pete Carroll.
The homecoming king is on the football team and the queen is one of the cheerleaders. The band and color guard are now ready to perform. The show is featuring music from the musical Chicago.
A view of the band from the bleachers
The band just finished up an impressive show and has left the field. The raffle winner was just announced. The football teams have just returned.
Chapel Hill starts the second half on the 6 yard line.
Flag on Webb on the next play.
Great run by the back for Chapel Hill. 1st and 10 on the 22.
Next play: great 25 yard pass to move the chains to the 47.
Amazing 43 yard completion for Chapel Hill. The crowd really got into that one. 1st and 10 on the Webb 18.
15 yard run for Chapel Hill for another touchdown. Very solid drive. The 2 point conversion is no good. Chapel Hill is leading 19-0 with 7:53 left in the quarter.
Quick 3 and out for Webb.
Several unproductive running plays for Chapel Hill have resulted in a 3rd down. Official timeout.
The student section is much tamer than it ever was when I was a student.
Webb punts. Chapel Hill return is called back due to a penalty. 1st and 10 on the 31.
Chapel Hill running play is no good due to holding penalty.
Make that two holding penalties back to back.
Incomplete pass brings up 4th down. Chapel Hill punts. No return.
Long running play for Webb. Spotted in the Chapel Hill 27.
End of the 3rd quarter. The score is still unchanged.
The 4th quarter starts with 5 yard penalty. Lots of people are already filing out, probably because of the score.
Webb piling on the penalties with intentional grounding. 3rd and 25.
No gain after a run by the Webb QB. They go for it on 4th down. Pass to the end zone is no good. Turnover on downs.
Chapel Hill most likely looking to burn the clock at this point.
Cheerleaders are getting reprimanded for something by their coach.
Chapel Hill punt on 4th down. No return for Webb.
Webb still trying to get something to come together on the ground. Their QB calls his own number for a short gain. Official timeout, due to injury. Luckily nothing serious. 8 minutes to go in the game.
Webb QB still trying to make it happen on his own. He’s just short of the first on the run. 3rd and inches.
Webb converts on the option run. 1st down on the Chapel Hill 44.
Bad snap by Webb results in a fumble and a 15 yard loss.
Flea flicker is good for about 10 yards. The subsequent long pass by Webb is incomplete. 4th and 21.
Gutsy call to go for it on 4th down with a run. Turnover on downs.
Chapel Hill ball on the 50. Loss of 7 on the run.
Chapel Hill takes over with a pass play resulting in a 55 yard touchdown (running up the score a bit?). Point after is no good.
With 4:09 left in the game, the score is now 25-0.
Chapel Hill kicks off. Good return to the 50 by Webb.
Webb QB is still taking it downfield himself. He nabs a first down after the run.
Injury timeout with 3:15 to go. The Webb starting QB limps off the field.
QB sack for Chapel Hill. 3 yard loss for Webb.
Webb runs the ball on 4th down to convert. Ball is on the Chapel Hill 23.
First down for Webb on the Chapel Hill 13. Webb timeout.
Incomplete pass for Webb. They attempt a run resulting in no gain.
Chapel Hill takes over on downs after Webb can’t convert with 28 seconds remaining.
One quick kneel down and Chapel Hill will run the clock out.
The final score is Chapel Hill 25, Webb 0.