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Football: Freedom 14, Chamberlain 7

TAMPA — Freedom narrowly hung on for its win despite racking up a slew of penalty yards, edging Chamberlain 14-7 Thursday.

The Patriots (1-5) committed 15 penalties and saw a clear path to the end zone wasted in the first half when Nate Godwin fumbled as he broke through the defensive backfield. A holding penalty negated a 68-yard touchdown run that could have sealed the victory.

"I'm tired and I have a headache right now," coach Tchecoy Blount said. "The kids battled hard and I know they're tired, too. Twice tonight we saw points get away when we clearly should have scored. It's been a tough year for us but it feels good to finally get a win as we head into a three-day weekend."

Chamberlain (0-5) lost running back and leading scorer Xavier Johnson to a high ankle injury in the second quarter. The Chiefs racked up 241 yards of total offense to Freedom's 197.

David Rice, Times correspondent

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Football: Freedom 14, Chamberlain 7 10/06/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 1:22am]
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