North Augusta routs Midland Valley behind Reece's 3 scores

North Augusta 43, Midland Valley 6



LANGLEY — North Augusta quarterback Trib Reece’s hot start to his junior season continued with another big showing Friday night.

Reece connected for three touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 43-6 rout of Midland Valley.

Reece went 14 for 18 for 246 yards, his second consecutive game of at least 200 yards passing, in North Augusta’s second win to start the year. Reece threw for 300 yards against T.L. Hanna last Friday.

“We threw away from the safety; that was our plan all week,” Reece said. “I have some momentum right now, I guess, but the plan is a state championship.”

The Yellow Jackets also benefited from 121 rushing yards by Willie McCloud, including two touchdowns.

“He has to keep running hard,” coach Dan Pippin said. “He definitely ran well, and he can when he keeps running hard. I was happy with how he ran.”

Dashawn Barnes added 57 yards on the ground for North Augusta (2-0), which jumped to a 16-point lead after the first quarter.

North Augusta scored on its first two possessions on a two-yard run by McCloud and 20-yard field goal by Blake Busby. Before the end of the first quarter, Reece connected with Jaleel Bryant on a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Reece continued to connect with his receivers on big strikes in the second, as Dre Dunbar split the middle and outran the Midland Valley secondary for a 25-yard touchdown reception early in the quarter. The quarterback had 162 yards through the air at halftime as North Augusta led 29-0.

After scoring 14 points in the third, North Augusta’s offense tapered off in the fourth. Midland Valley (0-1) struck for its only score with 5 minutes remaining as Daniel Carr found Trenton Baughman from 30 yards out to break up the shutout.

“I think we did a good job overall,” Pippin said. “I wish we hadn’t given up the shutout, and we had too many turnovers. But we played well without the turnovers.”

Carr threw for 77 yards and rushed for 50 to lead the Mustangs. Derrick O’Conner added 41 yards on the ground for Midland Valley.

North Augusta 43, Midland Valley 6

North Augusta 16 13 14 0 – 43

Midland Valley 0 0 0 6 – 6

First Quarter

NA–Willie McCloud 2 run (Blake Busby kick), 8:01

NA–Busby 20 field goal, 4:12

NA–Jaleel Bryant 30 pass from Trib Reece (Busby kick failed), 0:37

Second Quarter

NA–Dre Dunbar 25 pass from Reece (Busby kick failed), 11:21

NA–McCloud 2 run (Busby kick), 6:02

Third Quarter

NA–Dashawn Barnes 4 run (Busby kick), 7:03

NA–Antaun Andrews 8 pass from Reece (Busby kick), 1:58

Fourth Quarter

MV–Trenton Baughman 30 pass from Daniel Carr (Ben Padgett kick failed), 5:06

First Downs2010
Passing Yards24677


RUSHING–North Augusta: Willie McCloud 18-121, Dashawn Barnes 9-57, Rashad Byrd 5-3. Midland Valley: Daniel Carr 14-50, Dre Carr 3-8, Derrick O’Conner 12-41.

PASSING–North Augusta: Trib Reece 14-18 246, Josh Iaukea 0-1. Midland Valley: Daniel Carr 5-14 77.

RECEIVING–North Augusta: Dre Dunbar 3-64, Jaleel Bryant 4-90, Keyon West 4-66, Antaun Andrews 2-44. Midland Valley: Trenton Baughman 4-67, Skyler Brown 1-10, Christian Beecher 1-0.

North Augusta 43, Midland Valley 6

Play of the game: North Augusta’s Trib Reece threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jaleel Bryant late in the first quarter for a 16-point lead.
Star of the game: Reece went 14 for 18 for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
Why North Augusta won: The combination of Reece and Willie McCloud accounted for five touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets.
Why Midland Valley lost: The Mustangs committed five turnovers and had just 10 first downs.
Next: North Augusta at Greenbrier, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Midland Valley at Allendale-Fairfax, 7:30 p.m. Friday.