GLADEWATER — The Bears did not capitalize on their scoring opportunities and Chapel Hill made the home side pay in a 17-6 victory Friday in their District 16-3A matchup.
Gladewater drove inside the 20 four separate times in the first half, only to come away empty handed on all four chances. A fumble, an interception and a pair of fourth-down failures kept a zero on the scoreboard for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Chapel Hill scored with 18 seconds remaining in the half on an 80-yard eight play drive to lead 10-0 at halftime.
Gladewater’s special teams tightened things up late when Daedrian Gordon returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown to make the score 10-6 with 3:56 remaining.
The celebration for the home side was short-lived as Chapel Hill recovered Gladewater’s onside and cashed in two plays later with Andrew Black connecting with Jamarcus McCowin on a 46-yard scoring pass.
The extra point made it 17-6 with 3:04 left as Chapel Hill sealed its second district win to move to 2-4 in 16-3A and 3-7 overall. Gladewater remains winless in district and dropped to 3-6 overall.
Tyler Price paced the Gladewater attack, rushing for 104 yards on 17 carries.
McCowin led Chapel Hill with 113 yards — most of them in the second half — on 19 carries.