Chelsea drops football opener to Oak Mountain


Andrew Schmidt, Buzz Media Adviser

The Chelsea Hornets football team dropped its season-opening game Friday against Oak Mountain, 46-19.

The Hornets (0-1) played a tough first half and were tied 13-13 with the Eagles (1-0), but a huge third quarter that saw Oak Mountain put 33 points on the board was too much to overcome.

Chelsea quarterback Hayden Garrison threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns – to Thomas Simpson and Cooper Griffin. Simpson finished with 152 receiving yards, while Griffin had 102.

The Hornets will return to play this week by hitting the road for a contest against county rival Helena.