Georgetown sweeps county

Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News Georgetown High’s Javon Leake catches one of his two touchdowns against Carvers Bay on Sept. 19. The Bulldogs won 31-14.

Georgetown beat Carvers Bay 31-14 to remain undefeated and complete the county sweep on Sept. 19.

Georgetown also beat Andrews on Sept. 5 and Waccamaw on Sept. 12.

“I feel like we played a lot better offensively than we did the last few weeks and that allowed us the get ahead early and allowed us to play very well,” said Georgetown coach Bradley Adams.

“We gave up big plays because we made big mistakes,” said Carvers Bay coach James “Nate” Thompson.

“They made little mistakes, but they capitalized. Our kids have not learned to minimize those mistakes. If we ever get rid of those mistakes we’ll get better.”

Georgetown got on the board quickly against Carvers Bay, with Javon Leake catching a 13-yard touchdown pass from Tyler McAlister 2:09 into the game.

Seven minutes later McAlister and Leake connected for a 30-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0.

McAlister threw his third touchdown of the first quarter, a 60-yard pass to Zaquan Collins, to give Georgetown a 21-0 lead.

Michael Billings got his sixth rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter and Caleb Justice hit a 27-yard field goal to wrap up Georgetown’s scoring before halftime.

“They scored early and put us behind the eight ball and changed what we wanted to do,” Thompson said.

Carvers Bay got two touchdowns in the last five minutes of the game against Georgetown’s second-string defense. Calvin Miller ran it in from five yards out and Edjuan Judge hit Keon Hazel with a 30-yard pass for the 31-14 final.

“It let’s them know we can score,” Thompson said. “That’s the first we scored in double digits [this season], So we can build on that.”

“We were just trying to get out of there,” Adams said. “Trying to avoid injury and trying to not have anything negative happen to us. … We were just trying to do the right thing.”

The Bears had more yards of total offense 288 (123 rushing, 165 passing) than the Bulldogs, that had 235 (81 rushing, 157 passing), but was hurt by three turnovers.

Billings and Jordan Manigault combined for 99 yards to lead the Georgetown ground game.

McAlister was 8-for-11 passing for 157 yards.

Collins was the leading receiver with 60 yards. Leake had 59 yards, Billings had 33.

The early lead allowed Adams to get a lot of playing time for his younger players.

“I think it was really good for them to be able to step on the field and get some live action,” Adams said. “The only way you’re ever going to get better is to have some action.”

Israel Davis led the Carvers Bay ground game with 72 yards. Terry Bromell had 21 yards, Aaron Cochran had 15 and Miller had 13.

Judge was 5-for-7 passing for 130 yards. Davis was 5-for-9 for 38 yards.

Brandon Young was the leading receiver with 60 yards. Darry Goss Jr. had 35 yards, Hazel had 34 yards and Joshua Canteen had 25.

Justin Reed led the Georgetown defense with 10 tackles and two sacks. Markel Guiles had seven tackles; Jalil Smith had six tackles and a sack; Cavonte Gamble had three tackles and an interception; Sheldon Billings, Zaire Barron, Hunter Biship, Demonta Bush, and Gerald German had three tackles each; and Collins had an interception and a fumble recovery.

“It just felt good to come back, put all the hard work behind, and beat them,” Collins said.

“We’re staying humble, we’re working together and we’re getting better each week,” Leake said.

Kelique Gordon led the Carvers Bay defense with eight tackles. Goss had seven tackles, Young had six, Twyone Reed had five tackles, and Miller, Davis, Norman Geathers and Darius Franklin had four tackles each.

Georgetown (4-0) hosts Loris on Sept. 26 and Carvers Bay (0-4) travels to C.E. Murray.