Waccamaw beat Georgetown 28-7 last Friday night, improving to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 7-3A. It was the first time in 22 years that the Warriors secured a victory over the Bulldogs.
Georgetown fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-1 in region play.
Waccamaw Head Coach Shane Fidler said that everyone has been counting his team out all season.
“A lot of people didn’t want to be a part of our program, because they didn’t think we would be any good,” Coach Fidler said. “They wanted to go to other places. I think we showed them tonight what we are doing and what we are doing is the right way. I’m proud of our kids. They faced adversity early but handled it. They could have folded over but didn’t. We’re 5-1 and it’s an awesome feeling.”
After stopping the Warriors on their first drive of the game, Georgetown answered with a touchdown by receiver Eric Sherald at the 10:02 mark of the first quarter making it 7-0 after a successful PAT.
Waccamaw took the lead with 2:57 to go in the first quarter when running back Jay Simmons scored on a rushing touchdown. Receiver Scott Stephens secured the two-point conversion making it 8-7.
The Warriors added to their lead with right before halftime when running back Kaimon Skinner ran one in at the goal line for the touchdown, giving the team a 14-7 advantage after the successful PAT.
With 2:32 to go in the third quarter, Skinner added his second touchdown of the night on a 55-yard touchdown run, giving Waccamaw a 21-7 lead after the PAT.
With 9:55 to go in the game, quarterback Walker Parler called his own number at the goal line and scored on a rushing touchdown, giving Waccamaw a 28-7 lead and the game’s final score after the PAT.
Georgetown Head Coach Brian Coleman gave all of the credit to the Warriors.
“Tonight, Waccamaw was a better team,” Coach Coleman said. “Their coaching staff and players have obviously put in a lot of hard work in the offseason. They earned the win. They just simply outplayed us. Our kids played very hard and I’m proud of that. You get up and keep going to work. You don’t mope about it. As horrible as this feels right now, in one week, play a great game of football and everything can flip-flop the other way around.”
Waccamaw did most of their damage on the ground, rushing for 221 yards on the night. Skinner led the way with 133 yards on 17 attempts and the two touchdowns.
Warriors quarterback Denson Crisler was 4/13 with 79 yards passing. Bulldogs quarterback Pep Jordan went 5/16 for 55 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Waccamaw receiver Kam Green caught three balls for 65 yards.
On defense, Warriors linebacker Walker Parler had three tackers and four assists. Linebacker Even Grove had two tackles and 7 assists. Kweli Edwards and Tradd Shields both recorded a sack. Tyler Fico had an interception.
“It was an overall good win,” Parler said. “Both the defense and offense played good. Georgetown kind of figured out our offense at the beginning of the game but we found a way to win.”
Waccamaw will host Bishop England Friday night with a 7:30 scheduled kickoff. Georgetown will play Manning at home.