JONESVILLE — Jonesville scored 20 first-quarter points and coasted to a 41-17 victory over Indian Land Friday at E.H. Roberts Field.
Jonesville (3-2) scored on its first two offensive possessions and returned a blocked punt to account for its first-quarter points.
Marcus Whitener, who finished with 142 yards on 17 carries, capped the opening drive with a 26-yard run. Joseph Smith scored the Wildcats’ next two touchdowns. He picked up a blocked punt and scampered 19 yards for his first TD, and raced around left end for 15 yards and his second tally.
Whitener added another touchdown midway in the second quarter when he broke off left tackle, eluded two Indian Land tacklers and raced 44 yards to the end zone. When Cameron Coone kicked his third extra point of the night, Jonesville led 27-0.
Indian Land (1-4) got its only points of the first half when Drew Carlton booted a 34-yard field goal. The kick was set up when Indian Land recovered a fumble.
Jonesville added another score in the third quarter. Dwight Brannon hooked up with Kelvin Dillard on a 52-yard pass play. That gave the Wildcats a 34-3 lead with 8:19 remaining in the third period.
Smith got his third TD of the night two possessions later. His 14-yard run with 10:06 to play capped a six-play drive that covered 53 yards.
“We played horrible,” Indian Land coach Mike Mayer said. “We played horrible on offense, on defense and in the kicking game. We dug a deep hole for ourselves in the first quarter and never made it back from there.”
JONESVILLE 41, INDIAN LAND 17
Indian Land 0 3 0 14 — 17
Jonesville 20 7 7 7 — 41
J — Marcus Whitener 26 run (Kick failed)
J — Joseph Smith 19 blocked punt return (Cameron Coone kick)
J — Smith 15 run (Coone kick)
J — Whitener 44 run (Coone kick)
IL — Drew Carlton 34 FG
J — Kelvin Dillard 52 pass from Dwight Brannon (Coone kick)
J — Smith 14 run (Coone kick)
IL — Travis Davis 1 run (Carlton kick)
IL — Carlton 24 pass from Karl Watson (Carlton kick)
First downs 11 15
Rushes-yards 31-57 36-228
Comp-Att-Int 11-22-1 3-7-0
Passing yards 123 78
Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-2
Penalties-yards 3-35 7-55
RUSHING — Indian Land: Karl Watson 9-(-12), Travis Davis 3-8, Tony Hood 8-37, Drew Carlton 8-7, Corvis Crawford 1-10, Jermarcus Coffey 2-7. Jonesville: Joseph Smith 7-49, Kelvin Hardy 3-20, Marcus Whitner 17-142, Dwight Brannon 5-9, B.J. Hill 1-4, LaBryan Jeter 3-4
PASSING — Indian Land: Watson 11-22-123-1. Jonesville: Brannon 3-7-78-0'RECEIVING — Indian Land: Crawford 5-54, Demario Harwell 1-15, Carlton 1-24, Kevin McAfee 4-30. Jonesville: Kelvin Dillard 2-52, Phil Waddell 1-26Records: Indian Land 1-4; Jonesville 3-2