Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Despite finishing the season with a 5-7 record, Waccamaw High's football team won its first playoff game in almost two decades.
The Warriors posted regular season wins over Green Sea-Floyds (34-20), Creek Bridge (57-6), Hannah-Pamplico (58-0), and Timmonsville (27-6), a playoff win over Edisto (18-13), regular season losses to North Myrtle Beach (32-0), Mullins (36-31), Loris (54-0), Aynor (22-8), Marion (38-14) and Dillon (41-0), and a playoff loss to Lake Marion (41-8).
Justin Holmes led the Waccamaw offense with 712 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Jalen Simmons had 688 yards and five touchdowns; Kelton Grant had 451 yards and five touchdowns; and Rob Ferraro had 322 yards and three touchdowns. Walter Reid and Tyriq Grant each had two touchdowns, and Colin Floyd and Raishawn Mitchell each had one.
Simmons was 27-for-75 passing for 723 yards,
14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Ferraro was the leading receiver with 313 yards and six touchdowns. Jack Monroe had 228 yards and seven touchdowns. Kane Travis also caught a touchdown pass.
Deandre Richardson led the Waccamaw defense
with 95 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. Jabbrel Drayton had 58 tackles, one sack, one interception,
four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries; Holmes had 55 tackles and one fumble recovery; Tyler Davis had 44 tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and a safety; Tyriq Grant had 26 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble; Stephon Funnye had one sack and four interceptions; Kelton Grant had one sack and one safety; Monroe had one fumble recovery and two interceptions; and Ferraro had one forced fumble and two interceptions; Woodrow Tudor had two interceptions; Tra-Moe Drayton had one sack and one fumble recovery.
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