Play of the Game: Early in the second quarter, Westminster running back Nygl Eaddy took a hand-off at the Curtis Baptist 46-yard line and broke several tackles on his way to a touchdown.
Player of the Game: Eaddy played both sides of the ball and finished with 147 yards rushing and a touchdown. He also had two interceptions.
Why Westminster won: The Wildcats used their rushing attack to eat up chunks of yards and time during the second and third quarters. The defense stayed on the sidelines much of the game, and after a Curtis Baptist touchdown on their first drive, Westminster kept the Crusaders from crossing midfield until the fourth.
Why Curtis Baptist lost: The Crusaders came out hot and scored early. However, they were never able to sustain another drive until under a minute left in the game.
Quotes: “We talk a lot about them. I call them my warriors. They go out and play hard all game,” Westminster head coach Steve Ackley on Eaddy and other players who play both offense and defense.
Next: Westminster vs. Briarwood Friday, 7:30; Curtis Baptist at Orangeburg Prep Friday, 7:30
WESTMINSTER 27, CURTIS BAPTIST 15
Curtis Baptist 7 0 0 8 – `15
Westminster 7 10 10 0 – 27
CB-Christian Reid 13 run (Josh Boham kick) 8:29
W-Michael Almond 9 pass from Woods (Almond kick) 2:27
W-Eaddy 46 run (Almond kick) 10:27
W-Almond 40 field goal :38
W-Almond 27 pass from Woods (Almond kick) 10:20
W-Almond 37 field goal 6:07 4th Quarter
CB-George Inman 63 pass from Reid (Jaylen Watson run) :12
RUSHING–Westminster: Eaddy 9-147-1, Tumah Ngoh 5-14, Almond 1-9, Woods 4-4, Stephen Cave 1-0, Ethan Lynch 1-0, Bryce Barinowski 1-(-3). Curtis Baptist: Reid 17-91-1, Shawn Brown 3-25, Justin Haycraft 10-17.
PASSING–Westminster: Woods 7-15-0 124, Eaddy 1-1-0 0, Stuart Campbell 0-1 0. Curtis Baptist: Reid 4-10-3 41.
RECEIVING–Westminster: Almond 3-76-1, Eaddy 4-38, Cave 3-37 Justin Gaffney 1-0. Curtis Baptist: Watson 3-23, Lynn 1-18.