By Chris Doski
There were plenty of big headlines in Week 5 of the High School Football season here in the Upstate of South Carolina. The Spartanburg Vikings were able to win the first game in their spectacular new stadium over Hillcrest, 17-14. The Vikings got plenty of big plays from their defense, including C.J. Lipscomb returning a stripped ball 50 yards for a touchdown in the second half. Mike Wannamaker gave Spartanburg their first touchdown in the new stadium as he ran one in from a yard out on their second drive.
In our TCB Towing Game of the Week, the Byrnes Rebels saw running back Rahjai Harris go off for 304 yards and four touchdowns at the New Reservation as Byrnes beat Gaffney, 57-30. Harris had a 75 yard run in the second quarter before taking one to the house from 80 yards away with less than a minute to go in regulation. Lawerence Scott tossed three touchdown passes for the unbeaten Rebels while Peanut Kirby scored twice on the ground for the Indians.
After a back and forth first half, the Landrum Cardinals were able to separate themselves from West Oak, as the Cardinals scored a 49-28 road victory. Quarterback Cooper Gentry had another terrific game for Landrum as he had two touchdown passes to LC Williams, another to Patrick Clark and a pair of touchdowns on the ground in the win.
After receiving a good test from Woodruff at home last week, the Chapman Panthers took care of previously unbeaten Eastside with ease on Friday night, as the Panthers built up a 34-7 halftime lead and never looked back. Mikele Colasurdo ran for five touchdowns in the first half and threw for 327 yards and another score as Chapman remained unbeaten. Running Back Dante Smith scored twice on the ground for the Panthers.
The Chesnee Eagles came out on fire in the first half last night at Blacksburg as Clay Lewis’ team scored all 35 of their points in the first two quarters, including a 64 yard pick six by Lorenzo Duren in their 35-21 win. Jacob Kimbrell came up clutch on the first drive of the game as he found Elijah Moss on 4th and 14 from 38 yards out for the touchdown. Kimbrell threw for two touchdowns and ran for a couple more in the first half.
The Dorman Cavaliers were able to hold Boiling Springs to less than 100 yards of total offense in the 38-0 win for the home team. Rashard Durrah and Chance Black each had a couple of touchdowns on the ground in the victory for the undefeated Cavaliers.
It was a tough game for the Broome Centurions on Friday night as they fell behind early at home and never could recover as Wren won in a big way, 61-7.