Prior to the start of the game, a lightning warning forced everyone off the field. The warning passed and the game started on time. However, the Waccamaw Warriors kept the thunder rolling and stormed to a 46-12 victory over visiting Military Magnet.
Forty of those points came in the first half.
On the second play of the opening drive, Denson Crisler connected with Kam Green on a 25-yard receiving touchdown. Jackson Forrest put the kick through the uprights giving Waccamaw a very quick 7-0 lead. The Warriors forced a three-and-out on Military Magnet’s ensuing possession. On fourth down, the Warriors defense blocked the punt and Tre Phillips recovered in the end zone for another touchdown. Forrest followed with the PAT making it 14-0.
On their next possession, Waccamaw Kaimon Skinner ran for a 57-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive. Forrest missed the point after and the Warriors were up 20-0 with just over eight minutes to go in the first quarter.
The Waccamaw defense held tight until the special teams unit attempted a punt and bobbled the snap. The mistake gave Military Magnet possession in the red zone where they worked their way to the 1-yard line and got on the board with a short rushing touchdown making the score 20-6.
Waccamaw responded with a fantastic punt return which set the offense up on their own 1-yard line. Kaisaun Grate punched it in from there. The point after was no good and the first quarter ended with a 26-6 margin.
Tyree Funnye caught two touchdown passes in the second quarter for a combined 121 yards. The first was a 40-yard reception. The second was a short catch, but Funnye did all the work afterward a clever cut back helped evade several Military Magnet tacklers during the 81-yard touchdown reception. Funnye finished with 153 receiving yards.
Forrest converted field goals on both scores and Waccamaw was up 40-6 at the half.
Action slowed down in the second half, however.
Jayvian Simmons scored for Waccamaw on a 13-yard rushing touchdown and ended their scoring for the evening.
Military Magnet scored in the fourth quarter but failed to convert on the two-point conversion, providing the final score 46-12.
The result put Waccamaw at 2-1 on the season.
Crisler was 6-7 in the air for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman quarterback Jaret Yonker finished the game for Crisler and went 2-7 for 27 yards. Skinner led all running backs with 145 rushing yards on only three attempts.
Waccamaw will attempt to keep the storm alive when they visit the North Charleston Cougars on Friday, September 20. North Charleston barely scraped by Military Magnet with a 16-14 win on August 30 and are currently 2-0 on the season.