The Andrews Yellow Jackets are now 3-1 on the season, after losing to the East Clarendon Wolverines 34-21 at home Sept. 20.
Coach Scott Durham attributed the loss to turnovers by the offense, big plays allowed by the defense and penalties.
“We turned the ball over four times, committed too many drive-killing penalties, and gave up three big plays that accounted for 135 of their 254 yards,” Durham said.
Both team’s offenses were able to drive the ball down the field in the first quarter.
Andrews opened up the game with a three-play, 70-yard drive capped off by a 39-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Francis Brown to receiver Jarian Pinckney making it 6-0. The PAT was missed.
East Clarendon quickly matched that with a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cub Cook to receiver Tyjhai Calvin tying the game up at 6-6.
Brown had a touchdown pass to receiver Ethan Cannon with a successful two-point conversion and then East Clarendon went on a six-play, 71-yard drive highlighted by a touchdown grab from receiver Keyon Wilson from Cook making the score 14-12 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
In the second quarter, a pass from Andrews quarterback Eli Durham intended for Cannon was intercepted by the Wolverine defense at 33-yard line giving East Clarendon a 20-14 lead after a 67-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion.
Andrews fullback Keshaun Williams later fumbled in the second quarter, allowing the Wolverines to score, and giving East Clarendon a 28-14 lead. The Wolverines added on another touchdown in the third, basically putting the game out of reach at 34-14.
Andrews added one more touchdown in the fourth quarter with Pinckney recovering an East Clarendon fumble making it 34-21.
Brown went 5-15 with 121 yards passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cannon had four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown and Pinckney had two catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Williams ran for 73 yards on 15 attempts to lead the Yellow Jackets in rushing.
Andrews will look to get back into the win column with a home conference game vs. Johnsonville High School on Friday, September 27.