Coach Ken Lathan’s Carrboro Jaguars turned a giant corner for their football program by defeating their 3A cross town rival Chapel Hill Tigers 21 – 20 in double overtime from Culton Peerman stadium last night in front of a wet sparse crowd.  The win ended a 3 game skid in the series which was the longest for either side.  The Jaguars spent the entire first half with one miscue after another that stalled impressive drives.  The result of a barrage of penalties at inopportune times resulted in a 14 – 0 Chapel Hill Tiger lead at halftime.   However, the Jaguars could do no wrong in the 2nd half as quarterback TK Paisant spread the entire field with pin point passing shredding the Tiger defense along the way.  The Jaguar defense holding the Tigers with key stops throughout the second half shut out the Tiger assault with one important stop after another.  Jaguar tailback Dan Blobe consistently picked up plus yardage through the half dragging multiple Tiger players with him averaging over 4 yards per carry.  The Jaguar offensive line made up of Casey Williams, Israel Parker, Jason Barkley, Jacoby Lewis, and Brandon Betts provided excellent protection for Paisant during the 2nd half of production.  Jaguar’s Tim Rodgers Neal and Jamil Ellbahlawan  both provided spark throughout the night for the pesky Jaguars.   The Jaguar’s special teams also made dramatic strides in improvement as place kicker #90 Sam Rodriguez-Gonzalez executed all 3 point after attempts with the last one in double overtime being the game winner.  The Jaguars special teams continued to shine as the double overtime victory was sealed when the Jaguars blocked the final Tiger PAT.  Jaguars #9 Tim Rodgers Neal, #3 Chandler Alston, and freshman cornerback Chris Isley also had big nights in the Jaguars big win.

The Chapel Hill Tigers made a dramatic lineup change by inserting sophomore quarterback Grant Stough in as the starter and moving his older brother (Sr) Alec Stough to a wide receiver position.  The change was very effective as the two connected on multiple receptions through the evening causing an unprepared nightmare match up for Jaguars.  Alec Stough, Ben Glighter, Bradley Kenyon, Javon Wells, Sam Purcell, Victor Breeze and tailback Caleb Clegg each had big nights for the Tigers in the losing effort.

The Jaguars are home next Friday as they host the JF Webb Warriors at 7:30.  The Chapel Hill Tigers head to Durham to face the Jordan Falcons for a 7:00 p.m. contest which will be covered on 97.9 The Hill.

The 97.9 The Hill broadcast crew would like to extend a special thank you to Chapel Hill High School and Athletic Director Tim Bennett for their gracious hospitality and hosting our game of the week.  Our halftime show featured the head coach of the Diamond Tigers Lee Land and the Carrboro Jaguar head baseball coach Kevin Ladd.

The 97.9 The Hill High School Game of The Week will follow the Tigers to Durham where the Tigers will face the Jordan Falcons next Friday, September 8th.  Our pregame show will begin at 6:45.

Click the link below to listen to the entire prerecorded broadcast

Experience the Sights and Sounds of a Fun Thursday Night at Culton Peerman Stadium on the Campus of Chapel Hill High School

Pictures by Casey Weisenstein

Experience Pre-Game Preparation For Both Teams

Watch as the Tigers prepare for battle against cross town rival Carrboro.

Watch as the Jaguars prepare for cross town rival Chapel Hill Tigers

Listen to pregame interviews by head coach Isaac Marsh of the Chapel Hill Tigers and Coach Ken Lathan of the Carrboro Jaguars.  Broadcast time 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 31st.


Coach Isaac Marsh Pre-game Interview


Coach Ken Lathan Pregame Interview