High School Football - Week 4 Recap
Greenville and JL Mann squared off in a rivalry game, which meant Spirit Week for these two schools. The most important number of the night didn't involve the scoreboard, it was that the two schools combined to raise over $376,000 for charity! The other big number of the night was on the scoreboard and it favored the Red Raiders (4-0) in a big way. Greenville racked up 492 yards of offense, held Mann to 36 yards and won big 63-0. A blocked punt by Prince Glenn resulted in a safety and gave Greenville a 2-0 lead. Danyaus Williams-Byrd added a 21 yard TD run to extend the lead to 9-0. Davis Beville added a scoring run for the 16-0 lead after one. Beville added two TD strikes and a TD run and Collin Wakefield added a 10 yard TD run to push the Mann lead to 42-0 at the half. Williams-Byrd, Wakefield and Abijah Shaw added rushing TDs for the 63-0 final. Greenville will host Easley next Friday night. JL Mann (1-4) will host Riverside.
Riverside found themselves in a back and forth battle with Christ Church last night. The Warriors found themselves trailing 25-13 at the half, but an AJ Bolden TD cut the lead to 25-21 in the 3rd. After a Christ Church answer, Bolden again found the endzone to make it 32-27. The Cavaliers extended the lead to 35-27 on a FG. Andrew Brown scored to cut the lead to 35-33, but the two point try failed. Riverside (1-3) was never quite able to wrestle the lead away from Christ Church and would fall 49-39.
Mauldin found themselves in a defensive battle on the road at unbeaten TL Hanna. Ben Dority kicked a 38 yard FG on the Mavs opening drive to take a 3-0 lead. Hanna Answered with a 53 yards TD run and take a 7-3 lead which would hold to halftime. In the 3rd quarter, Hanna opened with an 11 play, 66 yard scoring drive to take a 14-3 lead. Brendan Killough returned the ensuing kick-off 41 yards and set up the Mavs with great field position. Mitchell Norman squeezed in from a yard out to cut the Yellow Jacket lead to four, 10-14. After forcing a Hanna punt, the Mauldin offense used a 44 yard completion from Norman to Cris Paez to set up a 1st and goal on the 7-yard line. Mauldin was unable to capitalize and turned the ball over on downs at the 4-yard line. It took Hanna one play to race 96 yards and close the game out with a 21-10 victory. Mauldin (2-2) will host Blue Ridge next Friday.
Early turnovers proved costly for the Tigers as they traveled to Chapman to take on the defending state champion Panthers. Blue Ridge (2-3) fell behind 28-0 in the 1st as the Tigers coughed up several fumbles. Tyree Cofield punched in a 1-yard TD to get the Tigers on the board, but the Panthers proved to be too powerful as they rolled 58-6 over Blue Ridge.
After opening with three straight road games, the Southside Tigers hosted Eastside in their home opener. Chance Pride put the Eagles up 7-0 and the high powered Eastside offense was off and rolling to spoil the Tigers home opener. Jordan Morgan added a pair of TD throws and Dondre Thompson a rushing TD to give Eastside a 28-0 halftime lead. Morgan opened the 3rd with a bomb to Chance Pride, his 15th TD pass of the season. Reggie Rodgers found Armani Elmore for a TD strike and Thompson closed out the game with a pick 6 for the 49-0 Eagles win. Eastside remains unbeaten and will travel to Carolina on Friday. Southside (2-2) will host Travelers Rest.
Carolina traveled to Wade Hampton where both teams were seeking win number one on the season. The Generals scored on their 2nd play from scrimmage, the first of 5 TD passes by QB Jackson Elgin. The Trojans (0-4) were never in contention as Wade Hampton rolled out to 53-0 halftime lead. Elgin and back-up Hagan Hiott combined for 6 TDs and connected with Bo Good, JJ Richardson, Josh Fabrizio, Will Edwards and Ben Keith. Trey Berry rushed for 112 yards and a score. Wade Hampton (1-3) will host Berea.
Berea found themselves in a dogfight at Chesnee. The Eagles took a 7-0 lead after a Berea fumble set them up with excellent field position. Berea's next fumble rolled into the endzone, but the Bulldogs recovered this one to cut the lead to 7-6 after a missed PAT. The Bulldogs would take a 12-7 lead on Travis Hagood rushing TD. Chesnee regained the lead with less than 2 minutes before half and another Bulldog fumble set up the Eagles to score again and take a 22-12 lead at halftime. Berea opened the 3rd with a 14 play scoring drive, but again failed on PAT. Chesnee answered with a 74 yard TD run and held a 29-18 lead after three. A Norris TD run cut the Eagles lead to 29-26. Berea got the ball back and pushed to the Eagles 1-yard line where Travis Hagood was tackled just shy of the endzone on the games final play as the Bulldogs fall to 1-3 on the season.
Woodmont found themselves in a battle with rival Wren as well. Both teams failed to do much early, but the Hurricanes marched the length of the field to take a 7-0 lead in the 2nd. The Wildcats would tie it at 7 and Wren would add a FG. Late in the 2nd, Woodmont grabbed control taking a 14-10 lead into the half. The Hurricanes would retake the lead on their opening possession of the 2nd half, but again Woodmont answered for the 21-17 lead. Wren returned the ensuing kick-off for a TD and returned the lead back to the Hurricanes. Wren was able to extend the lead early in the 4th and Woodmont was not able to answer as the Wildcats fall 37-21. Woodmont (1-4) will travel to Hillcrest next Friday.
The Rams traveled to Gaffney to take on the Indians. Hillcrest fell behind 14-0 quickly. Hillcrest (2-2) had the chance to cut the lead in half, but were stopped and Gaffney added a 57 yard TD run for a 21-0 halftime lead. The Rams drove inside the Gaffney 10, but were stopped on downs. A couple plays and 80 yards later Gaffney was up 28-0. Hillcrest would fall 42-7.
Greer moved to 4-1 on the season with a 56-0 romp over Woodruff. After the Yellow Jackets defense forced a 3 and out, Trey Houston needed one play to race 71 yards and give Greer a 7-0 lead. Dre Williams pushed the lead to 14-0 with a 24 yard run. Williams set up the next score with a 42 yard run and Greer had a 21-0 lead after one. Chris Quinn opened the 2nd with a 60 yard punt return for a TD, Williams added a65 yard TD and Qua White snagged five catches and a score as Greer pushed the lead to 42-0 at the half. Matthew Huff caught a TD to open the 3rd and moved to QB where he scored the final TD of the game on the ground. The Yellow Jackets will be on a bye before starting region play vs TR on the 29th.
Travelers Rest was on a bye this week.
Posted: 9/16/2017 | Author: Admin