WOLFPACK COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
Just when Greenbrier got back into Friday night's Region 3-AAAA game, Glynn Academy's Brandon McGriff broke the Wolfpack's back in a 35-13 victory.
The Glynn Academy star returned a kickoff 96 yards to lead the Red Terrors to the victory.
Glynn Academy opened up a 21-0 lead in the Second Quarter, but Greenbrier cut the score to 21-13 early in the Fourth Quarter.
McGriff took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for the touchdown with seven minutes left in the game, putting Glynn Academy up 28-13. The Red Terrors added another touchdown to close out the scoring.
Nick Richards had a hand in both Greenbrier scores. The quarterback went over on a 1-yard score in the Second Quarter and hit Andy Gray on an 18-yard scoring strike in the Fourth Quarter.
Glynn Academy improves to 6-2 overall, 5-2 in the region. Greenbrier is now 4-5 and 3-5.
Glynn Academy 13 8 0 14 - 35
Greenbrier 0 7 0 6 - 13
GA-Armstead 3 run (Bearden kick)
GA-Grant 26 run (kick failed)
GA-Bailey 22 pass from Sanders (McMullen pass from Sanders)
G-Richards 1 run (Mischel kick)
G-Gray 18 pass from Richards (kick failed)
GA-McGriff 96 kickoff return (Bearden kick)
GA-Bailey 32 run (Bearden kick)
Rushes-Yards 38-179 38-27
Passing Yards 101 190
Comp.-Att.-Int. 10-15-1 17-36-1
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Punts-Yards 3-41 3-32
RUSHING-Greenbrier: Andrews 5-10, Richards 15-10, Boulineau 3-8, Hodges 4-5.
PASSING-Greenbrier: Richards 17-36-190 1 int.
RECEIVING-Greenbrier: Andy Gray 9-109, Salonick Amos 5-42, Hunt 1-20, Andrews 1-5, Boulineau 1-14.
Records: Glynn Academy 6-2, Greenbrier 4-5. Next: Greenbrier at Wayne County, 7:30 p.m. Glynn Academy vs. Evans, 2 p.m., Saturday.
WARHORSES EKE BY BULLDOGS
BARNWELL 8, SILVER BLUFF 7
BARNWELL, S.C. - Barnwell scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and converted the two-point conversion to upset Silver Bluff in a Region 5-AA game.
The Warhorses handed ninth-ranked Silver Bluff its first league loss of the season.
After Silver Bluff scored on a Frederick Blanchard touchdown run and kicked the PAT in the Second Quarter, there was no more scoring until Barnwell started moving in the Fourth Quarter.
The Warhorses drive ended when John McKay hit Jared Williams on a 6-yard touchdown pass to cut the Silver Bluff lead to 7-6.
Xavier Carter then ran in the
2-point conversion for the victory.
Kendrick Garnett led Silver Bluff with 55 yard rushing. Jamel Beal had 55 yards.
The loss drops Silver Bluff to 4-1 in the region, but the Bulldogs still have a one-game lead. They are 7-3 overall.
Barnwell improves to 5-5 and 3-2.
Silver Bluff 0 7 0 0 - 7
Barnwell 0 0 0 8 - 8
SB-Frederick Blanchard 1 run (Kyle Mackey kick), 2:32
B-Jared Williams 6 pass from John McKay (Xavier Carter run), 4:18
First Downs 8 8
Rushes-Yards 45-167 32-77
Passing Yards 36 77
Comp.-Att.-Int. 3-11-1 6-14-0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-3
Punts-Yards 2-34.0 5-196
Penalties-Yards 4-40 2-11
RUSHING-Silver Bluff: Jamal Beal 8-54, Kendrick Garnett 12-55, Frederick Garnett 14-46, Blanchard 4-(-2). Barnwell: Hason Williams 15-21, Carter 6-31.
PASSING-Silver Bluff: Blanchard 3-10-0 36, Beal 0-1-1 0. Barnwell: McKay 6-13-0 77, Kory Sanders 0-1-0 0.
RECEIVING-Silver Bluff: F. Garnett 1-26, K. Garnett 1-3, Beal 1-7. Barnwell: H. Williams 2-39.
HILLARY SPARKS REBELS
STROM THURMOND 38, MIDLAND VALLEY 14
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Quarterback Aramis Hillary had 419 yards of offense and had a hand in four touchdowns as Strom Thurmond romped to the Region 4-AAA victory.
Hillary passed for 294 yard and three touchdowns and rushed for another 125 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown run.
Hillary hit 17 of 22 passes.
His favorite targets were Maurice Brown (four catches for 60 yars) and Jervone Brown (five catches for 39 yards and a touchdown).
Hillary now has 13 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing scores this season.
Midland Valley scored on Cameron Epting's 5-yard run in the Second Quarter that cut Strom Thurmond's lead to 10-7.
The Rebels then scored 28 consecutive points before Midland Valley scored again, on Epting's 30-yard scoring pass to Raphael Griffin.
Strom Thurmond improves to 6-4 overall, 4-1 in the region. Midland Valley is 4-6 and 2-3.
Midland Valley 0 7 0 7 - 14
Strom Thurmond 3 14 7 14 - 38
ST-Cesar Navarro 32 FG
ST-Aramis Hillary 61 run (Navarro kick)
MV-Cameron Epting 5 run (Brandon Watkins kick)
ST-Maurice Brown 12 pass from Hillary (Navarro kick)
ST-Jervone Brown 35 pass from Hillary (Navarro kick)
ST-Josh Painter 53 pass from Hillary (Navarro kick)
ST-Maurice Brown 1 run (Navarro kick)
MV-Raphael Griffin 30 pass from Epting (Watkins kick)
First Downs 9 12
Rushes-Yards 34-153 28-201
Passing Yards 103 294
Comp.-Att.-Int. 13-15-1 17-22-0
Fumbles-Lost 0 2-0
Punts-Yards 6-35 2-37
Penalties-Yards 2-25 4-25
RUSHING-Strom Thurmond: Aramis Hillary 10-125, Maurice Brown 11-34, Anthony Hillary 4-28, Nick Williamson 2-10, Wesley Turner 1-4.
PASSING-Strom Thurmond: Aramis Hillary 17-22-294.
RECEIVING-Strom Thurmond: Maurice Brown 4-60, Jervone Brown 5-39, Josh Painter 1-53, Jervone Thomas 3-55, C. Glover 4-87
NATHANAEL GREENE 54, CURTIS BAPTIST 19
SILOAM, Ga. - Nathanael Greene held Curtis Baptist's James Cole in check en route to a GISA Region 1-A victory.
Cole was limited to 14 yards on five carries after rushing for 147 yards on 11 attempts in last week's victory over Griffin Christian.
Nathanael Greene scored 24 points in the First Quarter to break the game open.
Cameron McConnell passed for both Curtis touchdowns. In the Second Quarter, he hit Drew Foreman on a 16-yard scoring strike.
In the Fourth Quarter, he hooked up with Ethan Robinson on a 6-yard touchdown.
McConnell scored the other Curtis touchdown on a 40-yard run.
McConnell ended the night completing 11-of-18 passes with two touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions.
Nathanael Greene improved to 4-5 overall, 3-3 in the region. Curtis Baptist is 2-7 and 2-5.
Curtis Baptist 0 6 0 13 - 19
Nat Greene 24 22 8 0 - 54
C-Cameron McConnell 16 pass to Drew Foreman (conversion run failed)
C-McConnell 6 pass to Ethan Robinson (Sanders kick)
C-McConnell 40 run (kick failed)
First Downs 9 17
Rushes-Yards 50-219 48-565
Passing Yards 108 -
Comp.-Att.-Int. 11-18-2 -
Penalties-Yards 1-5 6-45
RUSHING-Curtis Baptist: Brandon Davis 10-40, Cameron McConnell 5-25 1 td, Ethan Robinson 2-24, Deion Jones 9-17, James Cole 5-14, Daniel Wilson 1-(-9).
PASSING-Curtis Baptist: Cameron McConnell 11-18-2 2 td..
RECEIVING-Curtis Baptist: James Cole 5-38, Ben Swanson 1-25, Deion Jones 2-24, Drew Foreman 1-16 1 td, Ethan Robinson 2-6 1 td., Daniel Wilson 1-(-1).
Records: Curtis Baptist 2-7 (2-4 GISA A North). Next: Curtis Baptist vs. Arlington Christian, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
LINCOLN COUNTY 14, WARREN COUNTY 7
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - A.G. Middlebrooks and Lincoln County's staunch defense led the Red Devils to a thrilling victory over Warren County in a matchup of top 10 Class A teams at Buddy Bufford Field.
The top-ranked Red Devils (8-0, 5-0) held No. 8 Warren County (6-2, 4-1) to only two first downs in the second half and scored the game-winning touchdown on Middlebrooks' 6-yard run with 9:49 left in the game.
Lincoln County, which gave up an unusually high 32 points last week to Wilkinson County bounced back with an inspired performance defensively. It allowed the Red Devils to win their 20th game in a row, their 30th region game in a row, and their 33rd consecutive victory in the series against Warren County.
Middlebrooks ran for 142 yards for the Red Devils, who out-rushed Warren County 274-108.
Warren Co 0 0 7 0 - 7
Lincoln Co 0 0 7 7 - 14
WC-Kentrell Latimore 40 run (Antonio Benton kick) 10:02
LC-Jafabian Green 1 run (Vance Tarver kick) 5:14
LC-A.G. Middlebrooks 6 run (Tarver kick) 9:49
First Downs 6 14
Rushes-Yards 32-108 49-274
Passing Yards 48 -4
Comp.-Att.-Int. 2-8-0 2-4-1
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0
Punts-Yards 3-111 3-35.0
Penalties-Yards 5-40 8-60
RUSHING-Warren County: Van Williams 2-8, Quay Lester 1-7, Devarrus Reynolds 7-16, Coby Reynolds 1-1, Tommy Seals 9-8, Team 8-25, Kentrell Latimore 4-43. Lincoln County: Jamareon Green 20-87, A.G. Middlebrooks 14-142, Jafabian Green 14-47, Team 1-(-2).
PASSING-Warren County: Tommy Seals 2-8-0-48. Lincoln County: Austin Goldman 2-4-1-(-4).
RECEIVING-Warren County: Travis Burley 2-48. Lincoln County: Jafabian Green 1-0, Jamarian Green 1(-4).
Records: Warren County 6-2, 4-1 Region 7-A. Lincoln County 8-0 (5-0 Region 7-A). Next: Lincoln County at Twiggs, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Warren County vs. Wilkinson County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
THOMSON 35, HARLEM 7
THOMSON - Late in the Third Quarter, Thomson scored twice in a 60 second span blowing open a close game with Harlem in The Brickyard.
Thomson held a tenuous seven-point lead until a pair of interceptions powered them to the victory.
Defensive end Justin Samuels picked off Harlem's Wesley Morris and trotted, untouched, 21 yards for the score with under 6 minutes to go in the third.
Following the kickoff, Harlem (2-6) ran one play from scrimmage, then Darius Eubanks intercepted Morris again.d Thomson fullback James Bonner scored from the 21 on the next play.
BURKE COUNTY 22, SOUTH EFFINGHAM 20
GUYTON, Ga - Burke County Burke won its sixth game in a row and took over sole possession of Region 3A-AAA in the showdown game.
The two teams entered the game unbeaten in region play at 2-0.
The Bears (6-2 overall), had to sweat out the victory.
Burke County built a 15-point lead, but South Effingham rallied for two touchdowns in the final 4:15.
The comeback bid fell short when a two-point conversion pass that would have tied the game landed incomplete.
Burke County quarterback Tyler Hammett finished with 174 yards and two touchdowns.
MATHIS-LED JAGS ROMP TO VICTORY
STILLMORE, Ga. - Derrick Mathis continues to pile up the rushing stats, adding 257 more to his total as Thomas Jefferson Academy rolled to a 57-0 victory over David Emanuel Academy in a GISA Region 1-A game Friday night.
Mathis also added four touchdowns to run his season total to 26. He also has 1,568 yards on only 63 carries now.
He wasn't the only one to get in on the action as Tom Oglesby also ran for two scores and 185 yards.
The Jaguars (9-0) ran for 535 yards as a team.
David Emanuel drops to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the region.
T. Jefferson 29 14 7 7 - 57
D. Emanuel 0 0 0 0 - 0
TJ-Derrick Mathis 20 run (Mathis kick)
TJ-Mathis 70 run (Tom Oglesby run)
TJ-Mathis 50 run (Mathis run)
TJ-Mathis 5 run (Mathis kick)
TJ-Oglesby 40 run (Mathis kick)
TJ-Josh Godbee 30 run (Mathis kick)
TJ-Oglesby 3 run (Mathis kick)
TJ-Logan Perdue 12 run (Chip Johnson kick)
First Downs 18 9
Rushes-Yards 44-535 35-154
Passing Yards 88 124
Comp.-Att.-Int. 7-8-0 14-28-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Punts-Yards 0 2-56
Penalties-Yards 4-45 5-35
RUSHING-TJ: Mathis 11-257, Oglesby 13-185, Godbee 8-83, Perdue 6-68, Taylor Barrentine 6-43.
PASSING-TJ: Johnson 7-7-0 88, Rob Swan 0-1-0 0.
RECEIVING-TJ: Trey Wheeler 2-22, Austin Logue 3-28, Swan 1-10, Godbee 1-18.
Record: Thomas Jefferson 9-0, 7-0 Region 1-A.
H-K-T 42, FOX CREEK 7
PLAY OF THE GAME: On the opening play, tailback Kwane Gleaton ran 60 yards to the end zone, setting an early tone for the remainder of the game.
WHY HUNTER-KINARD-TYLER WON: The Trojans attacked Fox Creek's weak secondary, burning it for 205 yards and four touchdowns.
WHY FOX CREEK LOST: A weak offensive line had Predators quarterback Cole Wasden scrambling for much of the night, resulting in five sacks.
STAR OF THE GAME: Wide receiver Jeff Edwards reeled in two TD passes, including a 74-yard halfback pass from Schwan Jamison.
WHAT'S NEXT: Both teams ended their season Friday.
- Donnie Fetter
WARE COUNTY 8, EVANS 6
PLAY OF THE GAME: In the Third Quarter, Ware County's defense took down Evans' Jonathan Finch in the end zone for a safety, which turned out to be the winning margin.
WHY WARE COUNTY WON: The safety and a touchdown pass off a fake field goal handed the Gators (6-1 in Region 3-4A, 6-2 overall) a stunning victory.
WHY EVANS LOST: The Knights (5-2, 6-2) squandered opportunities to add to their early lead throughout the game. Ahead 6-0 in the First Quarter, Evans had great field position at the Ware County 23 after an interception by Jordan Felton but they couldn't move the ball. In the Fourth Quarter, the Knights drove to Ware County's 15, but Matt Dickerson missed a 31-yard field goal.
STAR OF THE GAME: Ware County halfback Victor Daniels consistently eluded tacklers, gaining 182 yards on 15 carries. Daniels also threw a left-handed pass to Galatian King for a touchdown off the fake field goal. On the final play of the game, he intercepted Kevin Millward.
QUOTABLE: "Absolutely, a huge win. He (Daniels) was running with power and was finding the holes. In a clutch time, he came through." - Ware County coach Dan Ragle
WHAT'S NEXT: Evans visits Glynn Academy.
- Jim Irish