By Chris Doski
Week 4 of the High School Football season here in the Upstate is wrapped up, and it featured some very entertaining games. In our TCB Towing Game of the Week, the Landrum Cardinals were able to get some huge plays from their defense as they held off Chesnee, 20-13. Payton Atkins returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth that proved to be the difference in the game. Atkins made another huge play in the second half as he chased down an Eagle receiver at the one yard line, stripped the ball and forced a touchback. Cam Wilson and Adam Sikes had touchdown runs for Landrum while Ian Harris made two field goals for the Eagles.
The Union County defense was terrific on their home field Friday night as they forced six Greer turnovers in the 28-14 win at the Jacket Bowl. Jaylon Edwards finished with two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Desmond Herbert had a fumble recovery and a pick for Union, while quarterback KeSean Glover had two touchdown runs.
The Byrnes Rebels were able to explode for 21 points in the third quarter against Spartanburg as the Rebels were victorious at home, 41-3. Rahjai Harris finished with 146 yards for the game as Byrnes moved their record to 4-0.
It was quite the ballgame in Inman as the Chapman Panthers were able to hold off the Woodruff Wolverines, 49-35. Trailing 28-7 at half, Woodruff came out and scored fourteen unanswered points as BJ Bailey threw a 32 yard touchdown pass, before the Wolverine coaching staff called for a halfback pass that resulted in another score that made the game, 28-21. Whenever Chapman needed an answer, Mikele Colasurdo would respond for the Panther offense as he finished with five total touchdowns for the game. Colasurdo finished 15-21 through the air for 226 yards and three touchdowns while he ran for 46 yards and two more scores. Dante Smith ran the ball 25 times for 190 yards and a touchdown for Chapman. BJ Bailey was terrific for Woodruff as he finished with 202 yards passing and three touchdowns.
It was a night to remember for Dave Gutshall as the Dorman Head Coach picked up his 400th career victory in the Cavaliers’ 42-7 win over Hillcrest. Hayden Lee finished 10-16 for 169 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 34 yards and two more scores.
The Gaffney Indians saw yet another solid team this week as they were able to hold off Mauldin, 33-22. Trailing 16-14 in the fourth, Undre Lindsay had the go ahead touchdown run for Gaffney and they never looked back. The Indians now turn their focus to the big showdown for next week at the New Reservation when unbeaten Byrnes comes to town.
Boiling Springs got a big game out of running back Cam Mills as he finished with 134 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 45-0 win over Riverside at home.
Broome ran into a very good Eastside team last night as the Centurions fell at home, 56-26. Broome finished with three rushing touchdowns as a team in the defeat.