Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Carvers Bay ran up 352 yards of offense last week to hand Georgetown its first loss of the season.
“We had to come out here and play them,” said Bears coach James “Nate” Thompson. “This was no ‘gimme.' They're a tough ball club. They weren't 3-0 for nothing. They're tough.”
The Bulldogs got on the board first when Michael Billings ran it in from 2 yards out, capping an eight-play, 60-yard drive with 3:31 left in the first quarter.
The Bears needed just two minutes to drive 71 yards and take a 7-6 lead on Devin Cuttino's 45-yard touchdown run and Hikeem Hampton's two-point conversion.
Jalil Smith's 1-yard touchdown run and Jordan Ward's two-point conversion put Georgetown back on top 14-7 with 5:37 left in the first half.
Carvers Bay put together an eight-play, 62-yard drive, capped by Lewis Morant's 28-yards touchdown and Hampton's extra point to tie the score with 1:29 left in the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Hampton put the Bears ahead for good with a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth. Israel Davis ran in the two-point conversion for the 22-14 final.
Thompson was pleased with the way his bounced back after an 18-8 loss to Andrews on Sept. 13.
“We came in with a sense of urgency,” Thompson said. “When you're undefeated sometimes it gets to you and you don't realize [it] until you lose. And then when they lose there's a sense of urgency and they realize they need to come to play.”
Cuttino led the Carvers Bay offense with 136 rushing yards, 11 more yards than the Georgetown offense had rushing and passing combined.
Morant had 95 rushing yards, Hampton had 38, Chris Carter had 34 and Davis had 21.
Davis was 2-for-5 passing for 29 yards. Brandon Young was the leading receiver with 19 yards.
Morant had 43 yards on kickoff returns; Hampton had 35 yards on punt returns.
Cuttino led the Bears' defense with six tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles; Raheem Dease had nine tackles; Naquez Pringle had eight tackles and a sack; Morant had eight tackles and a sack; Oneil Johnson had seven tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble; and Carter had an interception.
Billings led Georgetown with 72 rushing yards.
Jarvis Brown was 8-for-21 passing for 58 yards. Javon Leake was the leading receiver with 33 yards. Darrion Graham had 15 yards.
Ward led the Bulldogs' defense with 20 tackles. Cody Floyd had 12 tackles and forced a fumble; Leake had eight tackles and a fumble recovery; Jordan Manigault had seven tackles and a sack; Shaquille Bromell had seven tackles; Quemell Brave had six tackles and an interception; Zaquan Collins had six tackles; Smith had five tackles; and Comega Myers had four tackles and a fumble recovery.
Georgetown coach Bradley Adams was not happy with some of his players after the game.
“It was very physical,” he said. “It was a gut check for us and some people responded and some people didn't. … Those that didn't respond, they won't be playing [Friday].”
Kelton Grant and Jalen Simmons each scored two touchdowns in the Warriors' 58-0 win over Hannah-Pamplico last week.
Grant scored on runs of 20 yards and 89 yards, and Simmons scored from 3 yards and 26 yards. Waccamaw also got touchdown runs from Justin Holmes (4 yards), Tyriq Grant (17 yards), Colin Floyd (14 yards) and Walter Reid (33 yards).
Holmes was the leading rusher with 133 yards. Kelton Grant had 127 yards, Floyd had 63, Rob Ferraro had 60, Simmons had 56, Reid had 52, and Tyriq Grant had 36.
Simmons was 2-for-3 passing, both to Ferraro, for 40 yards.
Kelton Grant led the Waccamaw defense with five tackles. Jabbrel Drayton and Tyler Davis had four each and Deandre Richardson had a safety.
“We're just continuing to work to get better,” Warriors' coach Tyronne Davis said. “We're stressing execution. We're not trying to do a lot, we're just trying to execute what we do.”
Kalin Hudson and William Lewis combined for 178 rushing yards and Ethan Wright threw for 172 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 34-18 victory over C.E. Murray last week.
“It was our best game yardage-wise offensively, but we just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties and putting the ball on the ground,” Andrews coach Scott Durham said. “Defensively we gave up too many big plays. We've got to get better than that.”
Andrews fumbled three times, but recovered two of them, and had 11 penalties for 125 yards.
Hudson rushed for 97 yards; Lewis had 91 yards and a touchdown; Carlos Smalls had 22 yards and a touchdown; and Antonio McCutchen added 17 yards.
Wright was 9-for-18 passing with two touchdowns. He also had a rushing touchdown. Jaqwon Wright was the leading receiver with 111 yards. Josh Robinson had 35 yards, and McCutchen had 15.
Cecil Murphy had 42 yards in punt returns.
“We're getting better,” Durham said. “We just have not quite figured out that the other team is our enemy and not us. We've been our own worst enemy in three of the four games.”