The only respite Green Sea Floyds received from Loris following the kickoff Friday night at Heniford Field came courtesy of a lightning delay just three plays after kickoff.
The Lions’ dominance was otherwise unabated.
Loris scored touchdowns on six of its first seven possessions – with the exception a one-play possession at the end of the second half – and easily handled the overmatched Trojans 41-0.
Green Sea Floyds received the kickoff and ran three plays before officials suspended the game nearly 30 minutes after observing lightning in the sky.
After the resumption of play, the Loris defense got sloppy with a roughing the punter penalty and an offside penalty on a fourth-and-4 near midfield to surrender first downs.
They were the last first downs allowed by the Lions until they were playing reserves on defense in the fourth quarter. Through three quarters, Loris held Green Sea Floyds to 12 yards of offense, including 43 yards rushing on 14 carries by Shaquawan McGill, forced three turnovers and led 41-0.
“We did what we wanted to do, and with the weather and having the delay and all that, I was real proud of how our kids stayed focused and stayed dialed in and was able to go out and get the win tonight,” Loris coach Jamie Snider said. “It’s good to get the win and be 4-0.”
The Class AA Lions remained undefeated while Class A Green Sea Floyds dropped to 0-4.
“Coming out in the second half, I’m really proud of my kids. They didn’t quit,” Trojans coach Tony Sullivan said. “They fought until the end. I thought they had a lot of courage and played hard.
“So what we get from this game is we learn how to grow up and continue to play even though our back is against the wall. Hopefully the teams we play out of region – AA teams Aynor and Loris and next week Waccamaw – will help prepare us when we play the upper echelon teams in our region.”
The Lions took their opening possession 84 yards in eight plays and scored on a 2-yard run by Levi Moody.
They scored on their next possession, just a 40-yard drive that included a 31-yard reception by Siegfried Long and was capped by Charoldric Williams’ recovery of his own fumble in the end zone on a 2-yard run.
Williams returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown on the Trojans’ only pass attempt of the game to give Loris a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
Loris capitalized on short fields following GSF punting miscues to take a 35-0 lead into halftime. A fumbled snap in punt formation at the GSF 12 led to a 2-yard Moody scoring run, and a 1-yard punt that went out of bounds at the GSF 23 led to an 8-yard Demetrius Hemingway TD run.
“I thought our defense in the first half played well, they were backed up all night,” Sullivan said.
Long capped the scoring on Loris’ first possession of a second half that featured a running clock with a shifty 19-yard reception.
GSF travels to Waccamaw next Friday while Loris has an upcoming bye week.
“Midseason is perfect [for the bye], and we’re pretty close to that,” Snider said. … So it’s a good time to get over some bumps and bruises as well as get better at some things we haven’t quite done as well as get better at some things we haven’t quite done the way we wanted to yet.”
L — Levi Moody 2 run (Bryan Ayala kick)
L — Charoldric Williams fumble recovery (Ayala kick)
L — Moody 2 run (Ayala kick)
L — C.Williams 48 interception return (Ayala kick)
L — Demetrius Hemingway 8 run (Ayala kick)
L — Siegfried Long 19 pass from Ta’Jay Williams (kick failed)
GSF: Shaquawan McGill 17-62. Home: Levi Moody 7-44, Stacy Dozier 3-40, Ta’Jay Williams 5-30.
GSF: Jacquez Gerald 0-1-0--0. Loris Ta’Jay Williams 3-4-0--56: .
Loris: Long 2-50, Desmond Dozier 1-6.