WEEK 2 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - White Knoll, Dutch Fork roll to victory
After some early miscues, White Knoll rolled to a 49-14 victory over W.J. Keenan Friday night at home in the Wolf Den.
The night started with some special teams fireworks from the Raiders as Javaris DeSant ran back the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.
A failed extra point left the Raiders up 6-0 only 20 seconds into the game.
The Timberwolves offense started out slow, but managed to put together a drive at the close of the first quarter to edge ahead 7-6.
White Knoll hit their stride in the second quarter, tacking on a 40 yard touchdown run by quarterback Aveon Smith and a pair of touchdown passes from Smith to Kennedy Ramsey to finish the half up 28-6 over the Raiders.
After that initial special teams score by the Raiders, the Timberwolves defense held the Raiders scoreless for nearly the rest of the game, allowing only one offensive touchdown late in the 4th on an 80 yard run by DeSant.
Meanwhile, T.J. Peebles scored on a touchdown run in the 3rd quarter. Smith connected with Stephen Wilburn on a touchdown pass and Jaelin Gray capped off the White Knoll scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter.
Aveon Smith finished the game 7-14 passing for 123 yards and three touchdown passes. He also gained 91 yards on the ground with a rushing touchdown. For the Raiders, DeSant finished with 122 yards and one rushing touchdown.
White Knoll will next take its 3-0 record on the road at Aiken.
Chapin 32, Lugoff-Elgin 28
Roger Pedroni threw a pair of 4th quarter touchdown passes to Xavier Short, the latter with 22 seconds left, to rally the Eagles to victory.
Chapin trailed the Demons 28-17 when Pedroni found Short for a 13-yard score. The Eagles made the 2-point conversion to cut Lugoff-Elgin's lead to 28-25.
The Demons appeared to have the game at hand after recovering a fumble with 1:45 left in the contest at its own 24. The Eagles got the ball back and Pedroni found Short for 35 yards and the game-winner.
Chapin (2-0) travels next week to Newberry.
Dutch Fork 47, Irmo 7
Bragging rights in the town of Irmo remain with the 3-time defending Class 5A champions.
Quarterback Ty Olenchuk threw for 252 yards and 4 touchdowns to 4 different receivers to lead the Silver Foxes (2-0-1) to their 21st straight road victory and 28th straight game without a loss.
Jon Hall rushed for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns and the defense collected 4 turnovers.
The Yellow Jackets' lone score came with 14 seconds left on a 2-yard run by Naahzeikiel Mayes.
Dutch Fork plays host to Boiling Springs, while Irmo (1-2) is home against Brookland-Cayce.
Gray Collegiate 56, Dreher 7
Despite playing 3 quarters, senior quarterback Hunter Helms had his 3rd straight 400-yard game.
The Holy Cross commit threw for 416 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead the War Eagles.
Gray Collegiate travels to Mount Pleasant to face sister school Oceanside Collegiate next week.
River Bluff 62, Pelion 0
Jackson Stone threw for 106 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for a score to lead the Gators.
River Bluff (3-0) also scored 2 safeties and recivered a fumble for a score. Defensively, the Gators held the Panthers (0-3) to 14 total yards.
Up next for River Bluff is a road trip to Lugoff-Elgin, while the Panthers head to Saluda.
OTHER CHRONICLE COUNTRY SCORES
Airport 28, Swansea 26
Newberry 21, Batesburg-Leesville 20
Spring Valley 35, Brookland-Cayce 23
Richard Winn 56, Northside Christian 0
Gilbert 31, Lexington 14
W.W. King at St. John's Christian (ppd)