Jaleel Scott had four touchdowns receiving and 196 yards, all in the first half, and Jonathan Adams rushed for 153 yards as the Rock Hill Bearcats defeated the Lancaster Bruins 49-30 Friday night at Lancasters Memorial Stadium.
The Bearcats had to survive a Lancaster rally after building a 42-12 second quarter lead.
Scott got started early, as he and quarterback Josh Erby connected on a 61-yard catch-and-run touchdown only 54 seconds into the game. It would be a recurring theme in the first half.
Jaleels a special player and he showed it tonight, Rock Hill head coach Joe Montgomery said.
After Rock Hill stopped the Bruins first drive at midfield, Tre Thompson returned the ensuing punt 80 yards to put the Bearcats up 14-0 with 8:55 remaining in the opening quarter.
Lancaster had a touchdown called back on a holding penalty on its next drive, but got on the board later in the quarter when quarterback Kaderrious Jackson hooked up with Immanuel Ishmael for 70 yards. The missed extra point left the score 14-6. Erby and Scott got back to work again before the quarter ended and made it 21-6 on a 23-yard touchdown.
Jackson and Ishmael took their turn and answered right back on the first play of the second quarter with a 19-yard hook-up to cut it to 21-12. The 2-point try failed, one of four failed 2-point conversions for the Bruins.
Ishmael had 102 yards receiving and Scott 99 after one quarter.
After Erby-to-Scott happened two more times in the half, the Bearcats were staked to their 30-point advantage. Erby passed for 220 of his 237 yards in the first half and Adams had 104 of his yards on the ground before intermission. Jackson had 223 yards passing for Lancaster and 94 yards rushing, while Ishmael finished with 138 yards receiving for the Bruins.
David Hilton had a 43-yard pick-six for the Bruins on Rock Hills first possession of the second half to show Lancaster would not go down easy.
Rock Hill now gets ready for its season-ending crosstown showdown with rival Northwestern next week.
Well give em a good shot, Montgomery said. Were going to play hard. We were 4-6 last year and we got after em pretty good and got beat in the last minute and three seconds.
Rock Hill 49, Lancaster 30
(RH) 21;21;0;7 - 49
(LHS) 6;12;6;6 - 30
RH -- Jaleel Scott 61 pass from Josh Erby (Harrison Dixon kick)
RH -- Tre Thompson 80 punt return (Dixon kick)
LHS -- Immanuel Ishmael 70 pass from Kaderrious Jackson (kick failed)
RH -- Scott 23 pass from Erby (Dixon kick)
LHS -- Ishmael 19 pass from Jackson (2-pt failed)
RH -- Erby 1 run (Dixon kick)
RH -- Scott 4 pass from Erby (Dixon kick)
RH -- Scott 15 pass from Erby (Dixon kick)
LHS -- Terrell Rivers 1 run (2-pt failed)
LHS -- David Hilton 43 int return (2-pt failed)
LHS -- Kewon Anthony 32 pass from Jackson (2-pt failed)
RH -- Adams 1 run (Dixon kick)
Rushing RH: Jonathan Adams 20-153, Josh Erby 11-34, Justin Stokes 3-24. LHS: Kaderrious Jackson 12-94, Terrell Rivers 9-35, Dreshun Stewart 5-2, Marqi Stanback 2-21, Team 1-4.
Passing RH: Erby 11-22-237. LHS: Jackson 10-21-223.
Receiving RH: Jaleel Scott 6-196, Adams 2-12, DeAnte Fleming 2-20, Tre Thompson 1-9. LHS: Immanuel Ishmael 4-138, Kewon Anthony 3-43, Stewart 1-19, Tywon Anthony 2-23.
Records RH: 3-6, 2-3. LHS: 3-8, 1-6.