The Chandler Lions generated more offense than Perkins-Tryon, but had three turnovers and surrendered a couple of big pass plays in dropping a 20-9 home decision to the Demons Thursday night in District 3A-4 football action.


The Chandler Lions generated more offense than Perkins-Tryon, but had three turnovers and surrendered a couple of big pass plays in dropping a 20-9 home decision to the Demons Thursday night in District 3A-4 football action.
Chandler, which fell to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the district, had a 272-241 edge in total offense, but threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Meanwhile, Perkins-Tryon had no turnovers on the night.
The Lions took a 3-0 first-quarter advantage on a 27-yard field goal by R.J. Farley. But the Demons took a 14-3 lead into halftime on scoring passes of 59 yards by Travis Battles to Shane Taff and 4 yards from Battles to Tyler Taff.
Chandler pulled to within 14-9 in the third quarter when Blake Barrier scored off a 50-yard run as the ensuing PAT failed.
However, Perkins put the game out of reach in the fourth on a Battles’ 31-yard scoring pass to Justus Edwards.
The Lions’ Jorge Mares finished with 86 yards rushing on 20 attempts.
“The turnovers hurt us and we gave up a couple of big plays. We controlled the football, but had too many mistakes,” said Chandler head coach Neal Bacon.
The Demons improved to 7-1 and 5-0.
The Lions play at Bethel next Friday night in another District 3A-4 encounter.
Note: Report compiled by Brian Johnson.