Published on 9/19/2012
By Chris Sokoloski
Shaquan Durand grabbed an interception with 56 seconds left in the game to preserve Carvers Bay's 20-14 victory over Georgetown last week.
"What we had to do as a team was to make the fewest mistakes and that's what we did," said Bears' coach James "Nate" Thompson. "We made some, but we didn't make the ones that hurt us, which they did."
"Too many mistakes and [we] couldn't execute when it was time to execute in all phases of the game," said Bulldogs' coach Bradley Adams.
Carvers Bay got on the board first on a 23-yard touchdown run by Devin Cuttino seven and a half minutes into the game. Da'Shaun Aiken's extra point attempt was blocked by Tarik Tucker.
Georgetown took the lead on a 1-yard touchdown by Juwan Gibbs with 6 seconds left in the first quarter, and extended it when Gibbs ran it in from two yards out with 1:52 left in the half. Josh Huneault's two extra points gave the Bulldogs a 14-6 lead at halftime.
After a scoreless third quarter, Aiken hit Durand with a 14-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 14-12. The Bears missed on the two-point conversion.
Six minutes later Cuttino sacked Georgetown quarterback Caleb Hughes and forced a fumble, which Oneil Johnson scooped up on the 15-yard-line and ran it in for a touchdown. Cuttino ran in the two-point conversion for the 20-14 lead.
Georgetown got the ball back for a final time with 2:39 left in the game and drove 56 yards on six plays before Durand's interception ended the rally.
"Sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce your way," Adams said. "This is a tough place over here to play at. The ball bounced their way and
we didn't win, we've just got to pick it up and move on."
Cuttino led the Carvers Bay rushing attack with 82 yards. Israel Davis added 17.
Aiken went 16-for-19 passing for 77 yards. Shayton Durand had 59 yards and Shaquan Durand had 14.
Stefan Hannah led the Bears defense with 11 tackles. Davin Young had seven tackles, Naquez Pringle had six tackles and one sack, Shawn Lawrence had six tackles, and Johnson had five tackles and one sack. Chris Carter forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.
"It's not that we were that much better than them," Thompson said. "We made the fewest mistakes and that's what we had to do to win this ballgame."
Julian Lunsford led Georgetown with 48 rushing yards. Hughes added 31.
Hughes went 10-for-23 passing for 126 yards.
Tuckers was the leading receiver with 69 yards. A.J. Walker had 23 and Lunsford and Chris Gamble had 11 yards each.
Anthony Blair led the Bulldogs' defense with nine tackles and one sack. Gerald German had nine tackles and one forced fumble, Dominique Wigfall had nine tackles, Tucker and Gamble had seven each, and Gibbs and Michael Billings had five each.
"The young men played hard," Adams said. "It's just real simple, in football these things happen. It's an upset."
Carvers Bay (3-1) travels to St. James and Georgetown (2-2) hosts Loris on Friday night.
In other action
Harley Temlin picked up a fumble and raced 99 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in Waccamaw's 33-27 win over Hannah-Pamplico last week.
The Warriors took the lead with 2-yard and 47-yard touchdowns from Jalen Simmons. Both two-point conversions failed.
After the Raiders scored to cut the lead to 12-7, Rob Ferraro recovered a Simmons' fumble 58 yards for a touchdown. Eddie Meador's extra point extended the lead to 19-7.
Hannah-Pamplico scored twice in the last five minutes of the second quarter to take a 21-19 lead at halftime.
Simmons' third touchdown of the game put the Waccamaw back on top 25-21, but Hannah-Pamplico regained the lead with a touchdown three-and-a-half minutes later.
The Warriors went back on top for good with Temlin's 99-yard touchdown, and added a safety for a 33-27 victory.
Simmons had 237 yards on 27 carries.
Waccamaw (3-1) travels to Timmonsville on Friday.
Jaleel Filmore had three touchdowns to lead Andrews to its first win of the season, 42-14 over C.E. Murray.
Filmore got the Yellow Jackets on the board first with a 12-yard run.
Ethan Wright then hit Monte McCrea with a 32-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0.
After C.E. Murray cut the lead to 14-6 with a 98-yard interception return, Andrews put the game out of reach with Filmore touchdown runs of 16 yards and 15 yards in the second quarter.
Johnel Grant (3 yards) and Wright (34 yards) had touchdown runs in the fourth quarter. Jose Santos was six-for-six on extra points.
C.E. Murray had a 42-yard touchdown run in the fourth.
Filmore led the Andrews' offense with 217 rushing yards. Wright had 112 yards, Grant had 63, and Tyron White had 50.
Wright was 3-for-13 passing for 65 yards. McCrea had 32 yards, Victor Mention had 17, and Filmore had 16.
Quandre Green led the defense with nine tackles and two forced fumbles. McCrea and Toryan Washington had eight tackles each; Filmore and Mention had six tackles and one interception each; and Grant, Antonio McCutchen, Justin Lewis, Kalen Hudson and Colton Fulton had six tackles each.
Andrews (1-3) travels to Stall on Friday night.