Rivers’ 4 scores pushes Chesterfield Rams past Indian Land Warriors

Herald correspondentOctober 12, 2013 

Chesterfield wide receiver Makhal Gaston (#4) delivers a hand to the face of Indian Land defender Derian Gueldner after catching a short pass Friday night at Indian Land. ROB UPTON-SPECIAL TO THE FORT MILL TIMES.


At least it wasn’t a shutout.

Chesterfield’s senior quarterback Dillon Rivers tossed four touchdowns in a 38-3 rout of Indian Land on Friday night, but the Warriors can hold their heads high that they came away with points from their home encounter with the Rams. Chesterfield had held Indian Land scoreless the past five meetings dating back to 2006, but junior kicker Shea Rodgers ended that dreary streak with a 24-yard field goal late in the second quarter.

That was about the only positive takeaway for coach Michael Mayer’s side at the Reservation.

Sophomore receiver David Grant ran for two touchdowns and caught another to doom Indian Land to a three-game losing streak. Grant rushed into the end zone from two yards to put the Rams squarely on top after his 41-yard reception from Rivers opened the scoring.

Makhal Gaston and Chuck Jackson compounded Indian Land’s problems in the first half. While Chesterfield racked up over 270 first half passing yards, Warrior QB George Morris could only muster up 36 yards from his receivers.

Indian Land’s bright spot came after Manny McCord pulled in a 21-yard reception down the sidelines, the Warrior’s longest catch, to put Rodgers in position to boot his field goal home. A bobbled punt return by Chesterfield put the Warriors in a perfect situation to double their luck in the third quarter before Morris went 3-and-out and Rodgers missed wide left from 30 yards.

Grant’s third touchdown of the night, from 25 yards out in the fourth quarter, sealed up any hopes of a Warrior comeback.

Indian Land travels to Pageland Central next week to take on an Eagles’ team which defeated the Warriors 39-7 last year. Meanwhile, Chesterfield will make the trip to Andrew Jackson next week, where the Golden Rams won by 20 points over the Volunteers at home in 2012.

Chesterfield 38, Indian Land 3

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Scoring summary

CHS- David Grant 41 yard reception from Dillon Rivers , PAT no good, Chesterfield 6-0

CHS- David Grant 2 yard rush TD, 2-pt conversion no good, 12-0

CHS—41 yard TD reception by Makhal Gaston, 2-pt conversion no good, 18-0

CHS—45 yard TD reception by Chuck Jackson, PAT good, 25-0, Jackson’s first TD of season

ILHS- 24 yard field goal by Shea Rodgers after big 21 yard gain from Manny McCord to put them in close range, Chesterfield up 25-3 with 14 secs left in half

CHS—Chuck Jackson gets 14 yard TD reception from Dillon Rivers, PAT no good, 31-3

CHS—25 yard rushing touchdown untouched up the middle by David Grant, PAT good, 38-3

Team statistics

First downs919
Rushes/yards29-77 24-150
Passing yards49 376
Fumbles/lost1-1 1-1
Penalties/yards4-45 6-43

Individual statistics

PASSING Chesterfield: Dillon Rivers- 21-33, 376 yards, 4 receiving TD; Indian Land: George Morris: 9-23, 49 yards

RECEIVING Chesterfield: Makhal Gaston: 7-62 yards, 1 receiving TD, David Grant: 8-126 yards, 1 receiving TD, Senerio Johnson: 1-28 yards, John Johnson: 3-31 yards, Chuck Jackson: 5-137 yards, 2 TD; Indian Land: Manny McCord: 3-31 yards, Charles Turner: 1- negative 3 yards, Dylan Steen: 2-15 yards, Brandon Sellers: 2-20 yards, Zac Patterson: 1-2 yards

RUSHING Chesterfield: Quan Watson: 16-62 yards, Dillon Rivers: 3-0, David Grant: 5-88, 2 rushing TDs; Indian Land: Derrius Hampton: 2-4 yards, Austin Gordon: 13-36 yards, Hosea Hameed: 1- negative 2 yards, George Morris: 4- negative 8 yards, Terrell White: 6-31 yards, Charles Turner: 3-16 yards

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