High School Football

Hurry-up offense helps Georgetown get past Waccamaw

In the aftermath of Georgetown's 30-7 drubbing of county rival Waccamaw Friday night, first-year Georgetown coach Bradley Adams had all the Bulldogs in a victorious frenzy on the field.

The Bulldogs (2-2) dominated play from the middle of the second quarter on, scoring three unanswered touchdowns the rest of the game to send former Georgetown coach Tyronne Davis and the Warriors home with a stinging loss.

Georgetown used a hurry-up offense directed by quarterback Patrick Ward and keyed by running backs Julian Lunsford and Leonard Leak, who both rushed for two touchdowns, to pile up 240 rushing yards on 46 carries.

Lunsford finished with 108 yards on 16 carries while Leak rumbled for 75 yards on 15 carries. Ward chipped in some timely passes, completing 4-of-11 for 109 yards, plus ran 9 times for 36 yards.

"I think it came together the last time we played against Andrews (on Sept. 3)," said Adams, who replaced Davis as the Bulldogs head coach. "We continued to click the last few weeks."

The Bulldogs opened the scoring late in the first quarter on a 28-yard field goal by Lucas Lambert for a 3-0 lead.

Leak scored his first touchdown on a two-yard run to give Georgetown a 10-0 lead with 8:11 left in the half but Waccamaw (3-2) quickly bounced back two plays later when freshman Jalen Simmons broke loose up the middle for a 55-yard touchdown run, cutting the lead to 10-7.

From there, Georgetown thoroughly dominated the proceedings.

The Bulldogs responded to Simmons' jaunt with a long, 9-play, 76-yard drive capped by Leak's second touchdown run, this one from five yards away to give Georgetown a 17-7 halftime lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Bulldogs finished with a flourish. First they marched 62 yards in eight plays with Lunsford's 6-yard run capping the drive for a 24-7 lead with 6:45 left in the game.

The Bulldogs recovered a Waccamaw fumble at the Warriors 36 and finished off the game, still in hurry-up fashion, with a six-play drive capped by Lunsford's 8-yard run with 3:47 left to play.

"That's just what we do," Adams said of the Bulldogs' fast-paced attack. "We don't know another pace - we don't believe in anything slow. We think it fits our kids and fits us best at what we're trying to do."

Play got a little testy between the teams late in the second half and when it was over the two head coaches shook hands but agreed to not let the teams participate in the normal handshake afterward.

"I was a little disappointed in the sportsmanship and some of the things that took place on the sidelines late in the game," said Waccamaw's Davis. "Some of [the players] started talking back and forth and we didn't need to get anything happening after the game. We weren't able to stop them late in the game and I applaud coach Adams and the job he's done."

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