Bears eye region title
Carvers Bay kept its hopes for a region championship and the Lower State's No. 1 seed in Class A with a 46-14 win over East Clarendon last week.
Bears coach James “Nate” Thompson said his players were focused.
“We did what we had to do,” Thompson added. “The major thing we wanted to do is come out with a win.”
Carvers Bay got touchdowns runs in the first quarter from Chris Carter (20 yards), Lewis Morant (12 yards) and Hikeem Hampton (8 yards) to jump out to a 20-0 lead.
Morant and Hampton added touchdown runs of 45 yards and 33 yards in the second quarter to give the Bears a 32-6 lead at halftime, and Devin Cuttino had touchdowns runs of 9 yards and 40 yards in the second half.
Morant was the leading rusher for Carvers Bay with 81 yards. Cuttino had 79 yards, Carter had 71, Hampton and Eric Cochran had 60 each, and Terry Bromell had 53.
Darius Carr led the Bears' defense with nine tackles and two fumble recoveries. Naquez Pringle 10 tackles, Terrence Richard had seven tackles, Morant and Marquiese Goss had six tackles each, Oneil Johnson had five tackles, Tyrell Richard had an interception, and Spencer Owens had a fumble recovery.
Carvers Bay (8-1) travels to Timmonsville on Friday night. Last year the Bears beat the Whirlwinds on a last second Hail Mary pass/fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Timmonsville also has one region loss, so the winner of the game will be region champions.
Myrtle Beach scored a touchdown with 24 seconds left to beat the Bulldogs 17-10 last week.
Georgetown got on the board first with a 20-yard field goal from Caleb Justice in the first quarter. The Seahawks scored a field goal and a touchdown in the second quarter to take a 10-3 lead at halftime.
After a scoreless third quarter, Zaquan Collins caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jarvis Brown to tie the score with 2:56 left in the game.
Myrtle Beach then went 75 yards on nine plays for the game-winner.
Brown was 15-for-21 passing for 167 yards. Collins had 85 yards, Gibson has 53 and Drayton had 25.
Brown was the leading rusher for Georgetown with 24 yards. Marquez Drayton had 14 yards, Michael Billings had 13 and DaeQuan Gibson had 10.
Cody Floyd led the Bulldogs' defense with 11 tackles. Jalil Smith had eight tackles and a sack; Jordan Ward and Shaquille Bromell had seven tackles each; Drayton had five tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery; and Collins, Quemell Brave and Davious Grant had five tackles each.
Georgetown (4-5) needs to beat Wilson at home on Friday night to keep its playoff hopes alive.
The Yellow Jackets hopes for a region title were dashed by a 42-14 loss to Timberland last week.
“We didn't play very well, but they had a lot to do with that,” said Andrews coach Scott Durham. “I thought our guys played hard the entire game, just not well.”
The Wolves built a 42-0 lead before Cecil Murphy scored on runs of 42 yards and 5 yards in the fourth quarter.
Andrews fumbled five times and lost three.
Murphy was the leading rusher for the Yellow Jackets with 81 yards. M. Johnson had 67 yards and Leon Davis added 33.
Andrews (6-3) hosts Lake Marion on Friday.
The Warriors lost to 38-14 to Marion last week. It was the Auctioneers first win of the season.
Justin Holmes rushed for 110 yards and caught a touchdown pass. Jalen Simmons rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown and threw for 67 yards.
Waccamaw (4-5) travels to Dillon on Friday night.
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