Revenge and redemption.
These have been the 2 major targets for Dutch Fork Excessive College since its five-year run as Class 5A champion was ended by Gaffney.
With the 63-14 rout of Spartanburg, the Silver Foxes transfer a step nearer in the direction of undertaking each targets. They are going to journey to “The Reservation” to satisfy the Indians for the Higher State title an an opportunity to avenge final yr’s loss.
A primary-ever win over Gaffney, which held off JF Byrnes 34-28, would additionally ship Dutch Fork (12-1) to its seventh straight state championship. Extra vital, it will be a possibility to redeem itself in opposition to both Summerville or Fort Dorchester for an opportunity at a seventh state title since 2013.
The kicking heroics of Justin Welch weren’t wanted within the rematch with the Vikings. After defeating them 27-25 on Welch’s last-second area aim, Dutch Fork dominated from the opening kickoff sparked by senior Jarvis Inexperienced.
The James Madison commit gave the Silver Foxes a 14-0 lead within the first quarter with two speeding touchdowns of 54 and 40 yards. He completed the half with 191 speeding yards and three touchdowns, transferring him to 3rd all-time in class historical past in speeding touchdowns and speeding yards in a season.
After quarterback Raheim Jeter scored the primary of his two speeding touchdowns for Spartanburg (8-5) to chop the deficit to 14-7, the Silver Foxes answered with 49 unanswered factors. Main the cost was quarterback Aliam Appler who accounted for 4 touchdowns within the second quarter.
He threw landing of 79 yards to Jacob Hamilton, 49 yards to Garrett Werts and 37 yards to Isaiah Jones to go along with a 22-yard speeding rating arrange by a blocked punt by Tyler Jones to place the Silver Foxes up 49-7.
Apple completed with 251 complete yards, 214 passing and 37 speeding.
With a operating clock for all the second half, Dutch Fork added an 89-yard landing run by Ethan Offing and a 44-yard interception return for a rating by Chandler Perry to make it 63-7.
Dutch Fork’s protection had two interceptions, collected 4 sacks, and held Spartanburg to 262 complete yards. John Buetow led the workforce with 9 tackles and a sack.
Dutch Fork is 0-2 all-time in opposition to Gaffney, each losses coming within the ultimate state. Having prolonged the house playoff profitable streak to 22, the Silver Foxes now look to win their 42n/a consecutive street recreation.
Holly Hill Academy 68, WW King Academy 20
By Travis Boland
The Knights’ quest for the college’s first 8-man title since 2013 ended Nov. 18 at Charleston Southern College by the hands of the now-reigning three-time champion Raiders.
Holly Hill Academy rushed out to a 44-0 first half lead enroute to profitable its 38th consecutive recreation and third straight title.
Tyree James accounted for 321 speeding yards and 9 touchdowns, 5 on the bottom and 4 passing. Charleston Southern commit Tyler Wright confirmed the followers at his new faculty dwelling what to anticipate with 104 speeding yards and three touchdowns.
WW King Academy quarterback Collin Woodward threw two landing passes to Ben Sauls, who additionally rushed for one more to account for his workforce’s scores.
“They have been higher than we have been tonight,” WW King Academy head coach Zack Matthews mentioned. “They seem to be a good workforce, massive, bodily, quick. We’re not very massive, however I like the way in which my guys get after it.
“We talked at halftime in regards to the second half being only for us. It was about what we may do to higher ourselves. I am tremendous pleased with our workforce, they made an incredible run.”
WW King Academy completed the season 10-2, each losses by the hands of the Raiders (12-0).
Beaufort 31, Gilbert 21
By Wes Kerr
Gilbert head coach Chad Leaphart hoped the ball would not find yourself in Colton Phares’ arms on Friday night time.
In only one second of brilliance within the second half, the senior stud took over the sport and extinguished Gilbert’s postseason hopes. and Leaphart’s likelihood at tying Marty Woolbright for many profession wins in class historical past.
Phares put the Eagles forward for good with an 89-yard kickoff return within the fourth quarter earlier than choosing off a go, and Kacy Fields added two landing runs to assist Beaufort defeat Gilbert 31-21 on Friday and advance to the SC Excessive College League 3A Decrease State championship recreation.
“They made a pair extra performs than us,” Leaphart mentioned. “Our guys saved combating and battling. We ate up loads of clock and saved our offense on the sphere, we missed a possibility to transform within the first half. There have been a pair issues we may do within the display recreation, however on the finish of the day, we wanted to make extra performs than we did.”
It was a super begin for the Indians on the street, as Leaphart’s squad made a cease and opened the scoring with a 10-play drive capped off by a 14-yard Alias Graham-Woodbury landing run.
The Eagles responded with their signature floor recreation and located the tip zone on a strong 6-yard burst from Fields to knot the competition at 7. Beaufort picked up a key goal-line cease after a defensive go interference name, forcing an incompletion on a fourth-down leap throw.
Samari Bonds confirmed off his arm on a 45-yard dime to Thomas Purdy, however the Indian protection tightened as much as maintain the house aspect to a 30-yard Jack Troutman area aim and a 10-7 lead on the break.
Gilbert raced again in entrance to start the second half, as Drake Braddock flipped the ball to Graham-Woodbury who raced 66 yards to the tip zone on the second play from scrimmage.
The Eagles answered once more with a swift 37-yard landing run from Bonds earlier than Gilbert orchestrated a methodical 19-play drive completed off by a 6-yard Jaden Allen-Hendrix scamper for a 21-17 benefit.
The momentum was again on the guests’ sideline, but it surely all was gone immediately with some Phares’ magic. Phares evaded a swarm of Gilbert tacklers to interrupt free for a highlight-reel 89-yard kickoff return to grab the 24-21 lead.
“He is a particular participant and we knew that coming in,” Leaphart mentioned. “We thought we may kick it over their heads however we did not, and we paid for it.”
Lighthouses then did it once more on the defensive aspect, choosing off a tipped go earlier than Fields dealt the ultimate blow on a 35-yard landing to ship the Eagles on to Dillon.
Allen-Hendrix led the Indians’ floor recreation, totaling 101 yards and a landing on 23 carries whereas Graham-Woodbury added 83 yards and a rating on 23 makes an attempt. Fields paced Beaufort’s offense with 20 carries for 137 speeding yards and two touchdowns.
The loss snapped an seven-game win streak for Gilbert (10-3), whereas Beaufort travels to Camden for the Class 3A Decrease State title.
WW King Academy,