CLOVER — The Great Falls Red Devils showed their fans something new for homecoming: a big play passing game.
Clark Schofield and Xavier Holmes hooked up 5 times for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns of 35, 56 and 75 yards in Great Falls 48-21 win over North Central Friday night. Schofield totaled 4 touchdown passes and was 7 of 10 for 301 yards overall. Great Falls racked up 567 yards of total offense.
Tavarus Porter rushed 19 times for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns for North Central.
Gaffney 55, Clover 3:
The challenge of facing the Gaffney Indians, the state's top-ranked Class-AAAA team, which is also nationally ranked, was already tough enough for a depleted Clover squad.
The Blue Eagles were already missing five players to injury, but suspended 13 players for disciplinary purposes. As a result, the Blue Eagles dressed 16 junior varsity players.
Clover kept it respectable and trailed by only 20-0 at the half. However, the Gaffney superiority reflected in the final two quarters for a 55-3 victory at Municipal Stadium in Clover.
"We gave it all we had," Clover coach John Devine said. "Of course, we played a very fine football team and the score is not indicative of our effort. But we had young players who displayed character."
Devine said that the disciplinary measures were necessary as life's lessons are much more important than a football game. He could not say when the suspended players will return, only to mention that there is a chance that some may not return to the roster this season.
Gaffney, 7-0 and 1-0 in Region 2-AAAA, was led by quarterback Joey Copeland, who passed for 211 yards on 16-of-31 pass and six touchdowns.
Lee McManus, Irvin Goodwin