Originally created 09/17/00

Prep football recap



A recap of Friday night's high school action in the Aiken-Augusta area. Highlighting the week's best.

THE RUSHERS

In the first half, Screven County's Michael Cooper rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-7 rout of Liberty County. James Howard added 101 yards and a touchdown.

Taylor Turnage rushed for 172 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Aquinas to its first victory of the season, a 34-6 victory over Athens Christian.

In a losing effort, Glenn Hills' Ricky Dunn rushed for 154 yards in the Spartans' 28-0 loss to Westside.

Swainsboro's Brandon Andrews finished with 130 yards on 18 carries, including two touchdowns in the Tigers' 49-0 rout of Pierce County.

Daccus Turman rushed for 121 yards in Washington-Wilkes' 13-7 victory over Lincoln County. In three games this season, the senior has amassed over 500 yards rushing.

Kelvin Brown rushed for 119 yards on 16 carries, caught a touchdown and ran for another in the Bulldogs' 31-23 loss to Greenbrier.

Westside's Keith Hogans rushed for 149 yards on 20 carries, including three touchdowns in the Patriots 28-0 victory Glenn Hills. Audra Ellison added 100 yards rushing on 11 carries.

For the fourth straight game, North Augusta's Reggie Merriweather surpassed the 100-yard mark, this time piling up 232 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. The junior scored the Yellow Jackets' only two touchdowns (runs of 53 and 50 yards) in their 13-7 win over Lower Richland.

McCormick's L.Z. Harrison carried eight times for 135 yards and five touchdowns in the Chiefs' 41-15 win over Whitmire.

Strom Thurmond's Eric Tolen tallied 107 yards rushing on 30 carries in his team's 35-7 loss to Class AAA top-ranked Union.

Antwaun Carter got back on track with a 121-yard performance on 29 carries for South Aiken, which edged White Knoll 10-9. Carter's 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter proved the difference.

Silver Bluff's Marcus Lawrence led the Bulldogs rushing attack in their 48-0 rout of Swansea, getting 120 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Joe Wilson added rushed for 64 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

Travis Mays finally broke loose for Midland Valley, rushing for 106 yards on 22 carries in the Mustangs' 36-8 loss to Barnwell.

THE PASSERS

For the second straight week, Greenbrier's Will Caywood passed for more than 300 yards. In a 31-23 victory over Butler Friday night, the senior finished with 303 yards on 21-of-34, including four touchdowns.

Butler's Antjuan Welch finished with 193 yards, including two touchdowns, in the Bulldogs loss to Greenbrier.

Evans' Bobby Connor tossed two touchdowns and finished with 131 yards passing to lead the Knights to a 34-18 victory over Fayette County.

Kyle Findley was 6-for-11 for 122 yards in the Thoroughbreds win over the Razorbacks. Findley has thrown for more than 100 yards in four straight games.

Silver Bluff's Jamie Williamson threw for 102 yards and a touchdown on 6-for-9 passing in the Bulldogs win over Swansea.

Williston-Elko's T.J. Martin hit Jeremy Dempsey for a 45-yard score late in the fourth to beat Ridge Spring-Monetta 20-17. Martin was 8-for-17 on the night for 107 yards.

THE RECEIVERS

Greenbrier's Matt Jackson caught six passes for 121 yards, including a touchdown, to lead the Wolfpack past Butler. Kent Adcox also hauled in six passes for 82 yards, including two touchdowns.

Butler's Chris Harris caught five passes for 88 yards in the Bulldogs' loss to Greenbrier.

Carson Young had three catches for 78 yards for the South Aiken Thoroughbreds in their win over White Knoll.

THE DEFENSES

Statesboro held Thomson to 62 total yards in a 38-0 victory.

In a 14-7 victory over Lakeside, the Bears held Lakeside to 79 total yards.

Silver Bluff posted their second shutout in four games as the Bulldogs blanked Swansea 48-0.

Aiken gave up its second touchdown of the season in a 28-7 win over Laurens. The Hornets have outscored their opponents 105-14 through four games.

North Augusta held Lower Richland scoreless through the final three quarters to take a 13-6 victory. Keith Johnson and Elbert Walker had a pair of interceptions to stall Lower Richland drives in the second half.

Blackville-Hilda stopped Wade Hampton on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in overtime to hang on for a 10-7 win.

This Week's Schedule

Friday

GEORGIA

Mt Zion-Jonesboro at Evans, 7:30

Thomson at Josey, 7:30

Hephzibah at Butler, 7:30

Oglethorpe County at Cross Creek, 7:30

Richmond Academy at Morgan County, 8

Burke County at Statesboro, 7:30

Aquinas at GMC, 7:30

Newton at Westside, 7:30

Swainsboro at Screven County, 7:30

Putnam County at Washington County, 8

Glenn Hills at Lakeside, 7:30

Jefferson County at Hancock Central, 8

Athens Christian at Glascock County, 8

Wheeler County at Warren County, 7:30

Hawkinsville at Jenkins County, 7:30

INDEPENDENT

Memorial Day at Augusta Christian, 8

Brentwood at Bulloch, 8

Briarwood at Edmund Burke, 8

SOUTH CAROLINA

Elloree at Blackville-Hilda, 7:30 p.m.

Lexington at Aiken, 8 p.m.

Midland Valley at Allendale-Fairfax, 8 p.m.

Swansea at Barnwell, 8 p.m.

Buford at McCormick, 8 p.m.

North Augusta at Orangeburg-Wilkinson, 8 p.m.

Ridge Spring-Monetta at Pelion, 7:30 p.m.

Silver Bluff at Hanahan, 8 p.m.

South Aiken at Irmo, 8 p.m.

Emerald at Strom Thurmond, 8 p.m.

Wagener-Salley at Thornwell, 7:30 p.m.

Camden Military at Williston-Elko, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

GEORGIA

Lithonia at Laney, 7:30

Statistics

Georgia and South Carolina coaches are encouraged to send in their high school football statistics by Wednesday at noon. Georgia coaches should fax their statistics to Tim Morse at (706) 823-3408 while South Carolina coaches should fax their stats to Patrick Green in the Aiken bureau at (803) 642-0374.