Chelsea falls to John Carroll

Chelsea High School quarterback Jake Ganus fires a pass in the Hornets' loss Sept. 24. (Contributed/Cari Dean)

By DAVIS POTTER / Staff Writer

Chelsea (3-2, 2-1 in Class 5A, Region 5) dropped a non-region contest against John Carroll, 21-7, on Sept. 24.

“We didn’t play good, and we didn’t finish drives,” Chelsea coach Wade Waldrop said.

The night was full of blunders for the Hornets, as John Carroll (3-2, 1-2 in Class 5A, Region 4) scored after blocking a field goal attempt and intercepted Jake Ganus three times.

The Hornets trailed by a touchdown at halftime after running back Julius McCall scored from 2 yards out to make the score 14-7.

However, the interceptions — all three came in the second half — and lack of execution were too much for Chelsea to overcome.

“(John Carroll) did a good job of not turning the ball over,” Waldrop said. “We just didn’t execute.”

Chelsea will return to Class 5A, Region 5 action Oct. 1 with a date at Pinson Valley.