High School Football

Roundup: Georgetown, Carvers Bay show dominance in first round of playoffs

(At) Georgetown 29, Swansea 0

The Bulldogs cruised in their Class 3A playoff opener.

Turning point

Georgetown proved the better team from the get-go.

Key performers

Ishmael Taylor, Georgetown: Caught a 30-yard touchdown pass and ran for another from three yards out.

Paul Lance, Georgetown: Had a nine-yard touchdown run.

Jahbriel Walker, Georgetown: Had a 50-yard touchdown run.

Bret Kirtley, Georgetown: Had a 30-yard touchdown pass.

By the numbers


Bulldogs’ record


Swansea’s final record

They said it

“I was real pleased. That’s probably the best overall game we’ve played – offense, defense and special teams. I thought we were physical and I thought we kind of wore them down in the second half there. I’m real proud of the kids, and we got to live to see another day and that’s what the playoffs are about.” - Georgetown coach Ken Cribb

“[Timberland’s] been a good football program. I’m sure they’ve got a good football team and going on the road is going to make it even tougher. But, you know, we’ve got a chance and there’s not many people left that can say that so we’re going to see what we can do with it.” - Cribb

Up next

Swansea: season over

Georgetown: at Timberland

(At) Brookland-Cayce 53, Loris 22

The Lions were no match for the Bearcats in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.

(At) Carvers Bay 48, Calhoun County 22

The Bears cruised to a win in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Turning point

Carvers Bay pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back.

Key performers

Toronto King, Carvers Bay: Ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Janaz Sumpter, Carvers Bay: Quarterback ran for 76 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for 12 yards.

Jaquan Reed, Carvers Bay: Had two sacks and an interception.

Donnell Snow, Carvers Bay: Had five tackles and a sack.

Nicholas Hampton, Carvers Bay: Ran an interception back 90 yards for a touchdown

By the numbers


Bears’ record


Calhoun County’s final record

They said it

“Not bad for an opening game, but we’ve got some things we’ve got to work on. The kids weren’t happy and we weren’t too happy, but a win’s a win. We’ve just got some things we’ve got to work on. We got exposed on some things we’ve got to work on. We played a sloppy first half and second half we kind of picked it up.” - Carvers Bay coach Nate Thompson

“We’ve got to get better at what we do.” - Thompson, on playing Woodland next week

Up next

Calhoun County: season over

Carvers Bay: vs. Woodland

(At) Gilbert 57, Aynor 16

The Blue Jackets were overwhelmed in a Class 3A first-round matchup.

Turning point

Aynor was unable to keep up with the high-scoring Indians.

Key performers

Ethan Martin, Aynor: Had a 15-yard touchdown run and caught a pass for a two-point conversion.

Spencer Sarvis, Aynor: Had a one-yard touchdown run and completed two passes for two-point conversions.

Noah Seaver, Aynor: Caught a pass for a two-point conversion.

By the numbers


The Blue Jackets’ final record


Gilbert’s record

They said it

“They just beat us. They beat our eyes out. They’re really good. We made some mistakes early, but it didn’t matter. They are just a lot better than we are. That guy over here does a really good job. This is probably the most prepared team we’ve played in my time since I’ve been here and they took it to us.” - Aynor coach Jody Jenerette

“We made the playoffs in 3A. If you’d have told me eight years ago that Aynor High School would make the playoffs in 3A football, I would have called you crazy. We definitely have a lot to build on hopefully in the future. We’ve got a bunch of guys coming back so we shall see.” - Jenerette

Up next

Aynor: season over

(At) Fort Dorchester 49, Socastee 15

The Braves exited the Class 5A playoffs with a loss to the Patriots.

(At) Andrews 48, Garrett 0

The Yellow Jackets cruised to a victory in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports