The Waccamaw Warriors opened the 2019 season in convincing fashion, beating Carvers Bay 44-0.
“The ball just bounced our way,” Head Coach Shane Fidler said.
The Warriors scored their first touchdown at the 9:15 mark of the first quarter when quarterback Denson Crisler found receiver Tyree Funnye in the end zone. Crisler hooked up again with Funnye for a 41-yard TD, giving Waccamaw a 12-0 lead with three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Near the end of the second quarter, Chrisler found Funnye once again for a 73-yard TD, expanding the lead to 18-0. Right before halftime, running back Jay Simmons took a Crisler screen pass to the end zone making it 25-0.
Neither offense moved the ball well in the third quarter, until running back Kaimon Skinner found the end zone with a 54-yard run making it 31-0. Crisler later found receiver Kam Green for a 30-yard touchdown grab, basically putting the game away at 38-0.
Tight end Markell Strang caught a 3-yard pass from backup quarterback Jaret Yonker to make it 44-0 and that would be the final score.
Crisler had a career night, breaking the school record for passing TD’s in a game. He went 13-19 passing for 370 yards, 5 TD’s and no interceptions.
Skinner led the team in rushing with 74 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Funnye led the team in receiving with 6 catches for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Warriors defense had a big night, pitching the shutout and forcing the Carvers Bay Bears into 3 turnovers. Linebacker Walker Parler, fresh out of boot camp, had 4 tackles and 6 assists.
The Warriors will travel to Aynor Aug. 30 to take on the Blue Jackets.