High School Football

Prep football roundup: Loris ends long streak

Loris 21, (at) Mullins 14 (OT) | Kentrez Hilton scored on a 1-yard plunge in overtime to give the Lions their first victory over the Auctioneers since 1993. Byron Stephens scored first for the Lions with a fumble recovery followed by a 22-yard run. At the half, the Lions trailed by seven but came out in the second with a 61-yard run by Hilton.

The Auctioneers didn't score in the second half and were stopped on downs in overtime.

Cheraw 40, Aynor 7 | What began as a quick start for the Aynor Blue Jackets quickly became a display of dominance as Cheraw cruised to a 40-7 Region VIII-AA win.

Hugh Smith's 5-yard scoring run put Aynor (1-7 overall, 0-3 in Region VIII-AA) ahead in the first quarter, but Cheraw took over from there, rolling up 40 unanswered points to pull away and stay in the hunt for a region championship with Dillon.

Cheraw quarterback Chad Wilkes rushed for 113 yards on five carries with touchdown runs of 20 and 52 yards, and Xavier Taylor also scored twice, finishing with 87 rushing yards on nine carries.

Smith finished with a team-high 17 carries for 60 for the Blue Jackets, who held possession for 35 minutes, 55 seconds, but couldn't find the end zone after Smith's score.

(At) Creek Bridge 34, Green Sea Floyds 6 | The Trojans were plagued by turnovers and illness against the Warriors, who picked up their first win of the season.

With starting quarterback Zach Elliott among a handful of Trojans (2-7 overall, 0-5 in Region VIII-A) players seeing little or no action because of illness, freshman Holden Clark made the start under center and provided an early spark when he found Antonio Dixon with a 9-yard scoring pass in the second quarter.

But turnovers would doom Green Sea Floyds as the team lost four fumbles, Clark threw two interceptions, and Elliott, who played sparingly, threw another.

At) Kingstree 13, Andrews 7 | Ken Funnye found Stefon Collins for a 56-yard touchdown pass with six minutes left to pull the Yellow Jackets within striking distance, but they could get no closer.

After the Funnye scoring pass, the Yellow Jackets held Kingstree on fourth down around the Andrews 20 with a little more than two minutes left on the clock, but they were unable to mount a drive.

The loss leaves Andrews winless in Region VII-AA at 0-3 with two games left in the season.

At) North Brunswick (N.C.) 27, South Columbus 21 (OT) | The Scorpions returned a fumble 93 yards for a touchdown to end a furious rally by the Stallions.

South Brunswick came back from a scoreless first half to send the game into overtime. They advanced the ball to the one-yard line and lost it in a fumble where the Scorpions picked it up and scored on a 93-yard return.

The Stallions rushed for a total of 307 yards on 37 carries while the Scorpions ran 189 yards on one less run.

Rontonio Stanley ran for 124 yards on 14 carries followed by Brian Riggins with 56 yards on 14 carries.

At) Hartsville 48, Conway 21 | The Tigers found themselves in an early hole after the Red Foxes' Jacob Cole picked off Conway freshman quarterback Mykal Moody and returned it for a touchdown and a blocked punt by Josh Jackson set up another score as Hartsville (7-1 overall, 2-0 in Region VI-AAAA) jumped out to an early 28-0 lead.

Conway coach Chuck Jordan said his team was able to catch its collective breath after going into halftime down 34-7. The Tigers (4-4, 1-1) scored twice in the third quarter to cut the lead to 34-21, but coudn't get any closer.

``We had our chances, but we just shot ourselves in the foot a couple more times,'' Jordan said.

Jordan said his team played as hard as they always do, but it wasn't enough against the Red Foxes. ``We kept fighting back, but we didn't make the pays when we had to. That's just unacceptable,'' Jordan said.

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