By CT McDonald

Chapin varsity football kicked-off its new season last week with a win, while other Eagle fall sports teams continued their weeks-long campaigns.

The Eagles opened the abbreviated football season with a non-region home game against Lower Richland, and they started to get it under control late in the first half to finish it 47-26 over the Diamond Hornets in a come-from-behind effort that paid off.

Chapin trailed Lower Richland 26-13 in the second quarter, but then began the comeback with a touchdown (TD) on a pass play, and, with a good extra point kick, the Eagles were within seven points of taking the lead just before the half.

And they did. With a TD on a short run Chapin took a 27-26 lead early in the second half and continued to dominate the scoreboard until it was over. That starts the Eagles at 1-0 overall and 0-0 in the region as they look to this week’s first conference game, and it’s on the road — but not too far away.

The Eagles will visit Dutch Fork Friday at 7:30 pm to take on the defending 5A state champion Silver Foxes in their first Region 5-5A matchup of the season. It’s also a District Five rival game, and Chapin will be working to extend its winning ways into the region competition.

Dutch Fork is 1-0, 1-0 after defeating region opponent White Knoll 66-0 in the season opener last week, and the Silver Foxes will, no doubt, be making plans to defend their successful start as they prepare for the Eagles’ visit on Friday.

Chapin at Dutch Fork at 7:30 pm Friday.

Photo courtesy of GoFlashWin. 2019 Playoff Game CHS vs DFHS.