Fort Mill Sports

Sports in brief: Jackets tripped up by Gaffney, fall to 6-5

Blocked punt trips up Fort Mill football team against Gaffney

The Gaffney Indians came from behind in the fourth quarter and edged the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets 28-24 in a Region 3-4A battle at Fort Mill.

D.J. Logan’s 8-yard run with 8:02 remaining gave Gaffney a 28-24 lead, and they hung on for the big region win.

Ron’tavious Hughes got the scoring started for the Yellow Jackets with a 6-yard run. When Rogan Wells hit Ryan Delucca on a 35-yard pass play, Fort Mill was up 14-0.

The Indians rebounded, scoring a pair of touchdowns, while Fort Mill got a 43-yard field goal from Taylor Sheets. The Yellow Jackets led 17-14 at halftime.

Gaffney took a 21-17 lead midway through the third quarter, but Fort Mill came back.

Wells found Delucca again on an 82-yard pass play, and the Yellow Jackets were in front 24-21.

Gaffney blocked a Fort Mill punt in the fourth period and that set up Logan’s game-winning run.

The win improved Gaffney to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in the region. The loss dropped Fort Mill to 6-5 overall and 2-4 in region play.

Indian Land breaks out in second half, topples Andrew Jackson

The Indian Land Warriors scored 28 points in the second half to break open a close game and pick up a 48-27 win over the Andrew Jackson Volunteers in a Region 4-2A contest at Indian Land.

Andrew Jackson took a 6-0 lead after one quarter, but the Warriors stormed back.

Lee Massey and Austin Gordon scored touchdowns for the Warriors to offset another score by Andrew Jackson and the Warriors tied the count at 13-13. Massey’s touchdown was from 50 yards away, while Gordon’s was a 2-yard run.

The Warriors intercepted a pass with 34 second remaining in the first half and returned it for a score and a 20-13 lead at intermission.

Massey’s touchdown in the third period gave the Warriors a 27-13 cushion. When Indian Land picked up an Andrew Jackson fumble and returned it for a touchdown, the Warriors led 34-13, heading to the fourth quarter.

The Volunteers and Warriors traded a pair of touchdowns in the final period.

The victory improved Indian Land to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the region. It is the Warriors’ best overall mark since 2011. The loss dropped Andrew Jackson to 3-7 and 1-5.

The Herald

Sign up for Fall Fest 5K

Fort Mill Running Club will hold the inaugural Fall Fest 5K in conjunction with the 15th annual Fall Festival in Baxter Village at 8 a.m. Nov. 7. In case of rain, the festival and the 5K will be held Nov. 8.

The single race entry fee is $35 and family registration (two adults and four kids ages 8-18) is $70. There is also a Kids Dash at no charge for kids ages 3-8 (registration required).

Proceeds are going to help fund three of the FMRC initiatives: The Children’s’ Attention Home, The Palmetto School and the York County High School Run Scholarship. Register at

Register Nov. 10 for Fort Mill youth wrestling

Youth wrestling registration and practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Fort Mill High wrestling room. Students in kindergarten through sixth grades are eligible for the team.

Additional information and forms can be found at

Nearly $40,000 raised by golf tournament

Businesses and golfers turned for the Fort Mill Care Center’s inaugural Legacy of Caring benefit golf tournament Oct. 12 at the Springfield Golf Club, helping to raise nearly $40,000 for the nonprofit.

The event attracted 22 business sponsors and 120 golfers.

“We’re thankful for the support and generosity of the many business sponsors and contributors who helped make our first benefit tournament a big success and lots of fun for participants,” said Bob Turner, co-chairman of the event along with Clay Luton. “All proceeds will go toward construction of a much-needed food storage warehouse for the care center.”

The event was hosted by Springfield Golf Club and its head pro Bud Welch and staff. Business sponsors for the event were AccessOne MedCard, Belk, Cardinal Health, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Diamler Chrysler, Edward Jones Investments/Brian Mathis, Electrolux, Fortified Data, Intersect ENT, Kingsley, Leisure Travel Agency, Paul Mitchell, Precision Painting, Salesforce, Seamless Roofing, Signature Consulting, Synergy Engineering, PA, Synergy Installation Solutions, Velocitor Solutions and York Electric.

Other contributors were 521 Barbeque, AAA Vacations, B&B Distributing, Ballantyne Resort and Spa, Barbara’s Interior Decorating, Beef O’Bradys, Carolina Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Driving Experience, Charlotte Checkers, City Tavern, Danny’s, Dolce Luso, Edgewater Golf, Empire, Flipside Café, Fort Mill Tavern, Founders Credit Union, Grove Park Inn, Leisure Travel Enterprises, Local Dish, Marc Lapointe Golf, NASCAR (race tickets), Passion 8, Pure Barre of Fort Mill, Rock Barn Golf and Spa, Salon 160, Sign Techniques/Keith Helms, Six Pence, South State Bank, Southern Salads, Southlake Denistry, Standard Pacific, The Fish Market and Tips and Toes.

Donations to the Legacy of Caring campaign can be made online at, by mail – PO Box 1401 Fort Mill, SC 29716 – or at the center’s office at 2760 Old Nation Road.

From staff reports

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