Quarterback Da’Shaun Aiken accounted for every one of Carvers Bay’s touchdowns Friday night in its 32-7 win over cross-town rival Hemingway.
With the win, the Bears broke a five-game losing streak to the Tigers.
“It feels real good for us and the kids,” Carvers Bay coach Nate Thompson said. “For five trys and coming up short, it felt really good to get this one.”
Aiken had three running scores and threw two other scores. Aiken’s first score came in the first quarter on a 6-yard run. He then scored in the second from one yard out to give the Bears a 12-0 halftime lead.
“He had a phenomal game tonight,” Thompson said of his quarterback. “He threw it, ran it and really took charge of the offense. They [the offense] feel that they know he can make things happen and they work harder.
“He is very versatile and its good to have a quarterback that can run or throw and can see the defenses and that made the difference tonight.”
Aiken’s next scores came through the air the first a 40-yarder to Shayton Durand to push Carvers Bay’s lead to 21. Then in the fourth quarter, Aiken had a 46-yard bomb to Shayton Durrand. He finished the night 6-for-14 for 161 yards passing. Aiken’s final score came 23 seconds after that fourth quarter score on a 3-yard run.
The Bears’ defense also played a key role in Friday’s win. Shaquan Durrand had seven tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, three assists and a fumble recovery. Davin Young also had seven tackles and assisted on four others, forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery.
“Its a pretty tight conference,” Thompson said. “We can’t take anyone for granted. All of this counts, every game from here on out is very important.”
CB-Da’Shaun Aiken 6 run (kick failed) ,4:27
CB-Aiken 1 run (pass failed), 3:12
CB-Shaquan Durrand 40 pass from Aiken (pass failed), 8:52
H-Travis Singletary 10 run (Luis Marin Cardena kick), 8:32
CB-Shayton Durrand 46 pass from Aiken (run failed), 10:59
CB-Aiken 3 run (Isreal Davis pass from Aiken), 10:36
•Aynor 38, (at) Waccamaw 21
| Ronique Smith had four touchdowns for the Blue Jackets as they picked up a Region VIII-AA win over the Warriors. Smith had three rushing scores and a receiving score.
Smith scored in the first quarter on a 7-yard run and again in the third quarter with a 7-yard run and 6-yard pass. His final came in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard run. Overall, Smith finished with 103 yards rushing on 17 carries and two receptions for 17 yards.
The second-half surge allowed the Blue Jackets to pull away in a game that was tied as late as the second quarter.
“We stunk it up getting off the bus,” Aynor coach Jody Jenerette said. “Waccamaw had a lot to do with that. They played really hard and that running back [Jalen Simmons] they have is a stud. But our kids responded in the second half and we played real well after halftime.”
Hunter Windham lead Aynor on the night with 153 yard rushing on 25 carries and the Aynor defense pitched a shutout in the second half.
“I think our defense has improved a ton,” Jenerette said. “Our offense has been good all year. We’re sustaining drives better, keeping our defense off the field. We’re just led by a great group of seniors who believe in what we’re doing.”
Jenerette hopes the Blue Jackets can keep the momentum as they get set to host Mullins and Loris in back-to-back weeks.
“We’ve gotta be ready to play Mullins on Friday,” he said. “We’ve got them and Loris at our place and we need to take advantage.”
W-Jalen Simmons 1 run (Eddie Meador kick), 7:39
A-Ronique Smith 7 run (run failed), 2:05
W-Simmons 5 run (Meador kick), 6:08
A-Hunter Windham 2 run (Windham run), 3:13
W-Simmons 4 run (Meador kick), 0:00
A-Smith 7 run (Smith run), 6:42
A-Smith 6 pass from Nathan Peeples (Smith run), 2:17
A-Smith 22 run (Smith run), 4:30
•Andrews at Lake City, 7:30 p.m.
•(At) Conway 56, West Ashley 45
| Mykal Moody accounted for seven touchdowns – five throwing and two rushing – and Malcolm Green had three scores through the air as the Tigers built a big lead en route to a victory that was more convincing than the score would indicate.
“We played well last week and we were a little sloppy tonight in some ways. We did some good things and we were sloppy in some ways,” Conway coach Chuck Jordan said. “Yet, when you get up real quick like we did it’s easy to play sloppy. We did some really good things offensively. Defensively we made them earn what they got. They got two touchdowns in the last three or four minutes against some of our younger kids.”
Jaquail Crosland ran nine times for 134 yards and scored once and Moody had 129 yards on the ground. Green had six catches for 140 yards, Sawyer Jordan caught two passes for 43 yards and a touchdown, and Brian Edwards had two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown.
“Our offense came up and scored early and scored fast,” Jordan said. “We put up 14 early and were up 14-0. We kind of felt in control from there.”
•Green Sea Floyds at Latta, 7:30 p.m.
• Mullins at Loris, 7:30 p.m. |
•(At) Wilson 17, North Myrtle Beach 13
| Delonzo Williams breaks 100 yards rushing while Will Hardwick finished at 97 yards passing, but it wasn’t enough as the Chiefs come up just short in Wilson.
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N-Laquinn Bellamy 34 run (Kevin Mooney kick), 7:24
N-Delonzo Williams 2 run (kick failed), 2:49