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Week 1 Recap

By Chris Doski


It was another eventful week of High School Football in the upstate as Week 1 matchups featured a little bit of everything Friday night. In our TCB Towing Game of the Week, the Woodruff Wolverines continued to show how dangerous of a team they are as Bradley Adams team went to Broome and scored a 45-28 victory over the Centurions. Shamare Dendy had a breakout performance for the Wolverines (2-0) as he rushed 18 times for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dendy also added four catches for 36 yards and an interception. CJ Littlejohn led the Centurion offense as he had three rushing touchdowns.
The Boiling Springs Bulldogs had their season opener last night as they took down Westside, 24-10. Cam Philson started the game with a strip sack and returned the fumble recovery to the endzone as the Bulldogs didn’t look back. Charles McFadden had two touchdown runs for Boiling Springs, who now turns their attention to the Chapman Panthers in week 2.
Jason Farmer’s Landrum Cardinals scored their first win of the season on Friday as they were able to sting the Dixie Hornets, 35-7 in the Cardinals’ home opener. Cam Wilson had a good night on the ground for Landrum as he had two rushing touchdowns while Quarterback Cooper Gentry tossed touchdown passes to LC Williams and David Doar.
The Union County Yellow Jackets fell to a good AC Flora team, 40-21. KeSean Glover accounted for all three of Union’s touchdowns as he ran in the first score, before he had touchdown passes to Ja Ruth and Desmond Herbert.
Clay Lewis earned his first victory as head coach of the Chesnee Eagles last night as they prevailed over Christ Church, 35-13. Camden Burns had a huge play to get the scoring started for Chesnee as he returned a blocked field goal 82 yards for the touchdown. Jacob Kimbrell connected with Alijah Means through the air after a successful inside kick for the Eagles, who never looked back on their home turf.
For a second consecutive week, the Byrnes Rebels went on the road and took care of business as they shutout Northwestern, 40-0. Lawrence Scott finished 9 of 12 passing for 147 yards and three touchdowns. Rahjai Harris was solid yet again on the ground as he had 16 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Rebel Wide Receiver Braylin Johnson has 4 receptions that went for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
The Chapman Panthers flexed their muscle in their week one win over Seneca last night as Mark Hodge’s team was victorious 70-14. Mikele Colasurdo was 15-18 passing for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns while running back Dante Smith was phenomenal as he had 15 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, to go along with three receptions and another score. Ben Rollins finished with six catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.
The Dorman Cavaliers have combined to outscore their first two opponents this season, 110-7 after Dorman took it to York last night, 52-0. Kendall Norman got the Cavalier scoring started in the first quarter with a ten years run to the house as Dorman never looked back in the lopsided victory on the road.
It was electric on the reservation last night in Indian Country as Gaffney won their season opener over Greenwood, 41-6. Undre Lindsay was 12 of 21 passing for 121 yards and had two touchdown passes. Running back Kelvin ‘Peanut’ Kirby was solid as he had eleven carries for 108 yards and two scores. Stan Ellis had a pick six defensively for the Indians.
The Spartanburg Vikings won their first game in 2019 as they were able to hold off Greer, 20-12. Zay Foster connected with Kelvon Lee through the air for the Vikings first score in the opening quarter. Henry Bishop connected on a pair of field goals before Henry Wannamaker ran in the other score for Spartanburg. Israel Rhodes and Darius Griffin had touchdown runs for Greer.

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