High School Sports

Warriors put up good fight in 7-0 loss to Volunteers

YORK -- Indian Land lost 7-0 after yielding a second-quarter touchdown to Andrew Jackson in the opening period of the Jamboree.

Warriors coach Mike Mayer preferred not to weigh the success of his team with the final score.

"This was our best showing of the preseason," Mayer said. "We took steps forward. We have a lot of young kids, and we are also missing a few of our players with injuries. We would have liked to have different results on the scoreboard, but we are very pleased with the effort."

The Warriors showed plenty of offensive potential with 102 yards and two drives penetrating the Volunteers' 10-yard line in two 12-minute quarters.

Tailback Tony Hood gained 72 yards on nine carries, including a 35-yard scamper on the period's first play to the AJ 30-yard line.

Hood, a 5-8, 200-pound senior, added a 12-yard run and gained 7 more on the next two attempts, putting the Warriors at the 5-yard-line.

Following Thomas Harris' 1-yard gain, Indian Land faced fourth down, but needed only 2 yards for the first. The Warriors elected to go for it, but were backed up on a procedure penalty.

That turned the strategy into Jacob McIntosh's 26-yard field goal attempt, which hooked left.

Led by quarterback Daniel Pardue, Andrew Jackson used a possession passing attack to move the football and control the clock. Pardue, who threw for 126 yards on 11 completions, ate up more than 7:30 during a 15-play, 86-yard drive, which ended with the Volunteer signal-caller scoring on a 4-yard keeper.

During the drive, Pardue had five passes for 51 yards, including a 15-yard strike to Justin Sellers on fourth-and-nine from his own 45.

"They did a real good job controlling the ball with their passing," Mayer said. "Usually, you control the clock with the run, but they did a good job doing it with the pass."

Following the score, Indian Land responded with another scoring threat.

Fielding a punt at the AJ 37, Warriors quarterback Karl Watson scrambled 20 yards. The Warriors moved to the 9 on their next three plays, but blew the opportunity with an end zone interception.

"(Watson) made the right read," Mayer said. The receiver was there, but he just threw behind him."

Indian Land 0 0 -- 0

Andrew Jackson 0 7 -- 7

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