High School Sports

York falls in shootout, 69-35

HARTSVILLE -- Prior to Friday's Hartsville-York game, Hartsville honored members of the 2007 state champion baseball team with their championship rings.

Eleven of those players were in football uniforms. And after collecting their bling, they took care of business on the football field.

In a 69-35 win, the Red Foxes scored on their first seven possessions.

The 69 points is a Hartsville record, while the 104 combined points is also a school record.

"We were pretty fired up before the game," Hartsville coach Jeff Calabrese said. "We have a lot of football players on the baseball team and this was a special night."

The Red Foxes, who entered the game averaging 38 points in their first two games, ran 33 offensive plays for 451 yards in the first half and took a 49-21 halftime lead.

"I was really surprised," Calabrese said. "I was really impressed with York coming into the game. Our kids really played well on offense. I really did not expect this. It was just our night offensively."

Senior Wil Newsome threw for 168 yards and four touchdowns in the opening half. Three of his scoring strikes went to Jordan Lyles, who tied Hartsville's single-season touchdown record with eight. Newsome also tied a pair of school records with his four first-half touchdowns and five scoring strikes in the game.

Lyles has caught 21 passes for 140 yards in the first three games.

"Jordan is a tremendous player and Wil is a good quarterback," Calabrese said. "Our passing game opens up our running game."

Hartsville did it on the ground as well. Senior Bennett Saunders rushed for 107 yards on four carries while Scott finished the first half with 132 yards a a TD on 10 carries. It's Scott's third straight game of at least 100 yards rushing.

York (1-2) hosts Chester next Friday.

Hartsville 69

York 35