Davis Rogers kicked an 18-yard field goal with five seconds left and the Dorman Cavaliers edged the Rock Hill Bearcats 27-24 in a non-region game at Dorman on Friday night.
“I just wanted to go out there and make it and I’ve been practicing all year for this,” Rogers told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. “I was looking forward to this. I was over on the sideline ready for it the whole time.”
Rock Hill fell to 1-4 with the loss, its fourth this season by a touchdown or less. The Bearcats rallied from a two-score deficit with a pair of rushing touchdowns from QB Dre Robinson, the second of which tied the game at 24 with 1 minute, 42 seconds left in the contest.
Dorman started the final possession at its 35. A 19-yard Jaylen Fowler run and a 27-yard pass to Bryson Woodruff got the Cavaliers down to the visiting Bearcats’ 14 with 58 seconds left. Several plays later, Rogers trotted out to try and win the game.
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“We didn’t want to do anything stupid,” Dorman coach David Gutshall said. “We started to run the bootleg that we’d scored on earlier, but didn’t want to turn it over. We felt good about (Rogers), he’s a three-year starter, so we felt we’d play it close to the vest and kick the field goal.”
On deck: Rock Hill is idle next Friday night. The Bearcats will host Gaffney on September 30.
DHS - Jalen Fowler 1 yd run (Davis Rogers kick)
RHHS - Zhenya Deller 22 yd field goal
DHS - Chase Tinsley 38 yd pass from Jalen Fowler (Rogers kick)
DHS - Rogers 42 yd field goal
RHHS - Desmond Buchanan 53 yd run (Deller kick)
DHS - Andrew Storch 18 yd pass from Jalen Fowler (Rogers kick)
RHHS - Dre' Robinson 2 yd run (Deller kick)
RHHS - Robinson 3 yd run (Deller kick)
DHS - Rogers 18 yd field goal
RUSHING RHHS: Desmond Buchanan 13-125, Narii Gaither 9-35, Dre' Robinson 7-17, Team 1-(-1). DHS: Cameron Wilson 13-96, Chase Tinsley 8-46, Jalen Fowler 11-34, Marcus Ratchford 8-30.
PASSING RHHS: Dre' Robinson 29-40-0-300. DHS: Jalen Fowler 23-31-0-311.
RECEIVING RHHS: Kenny Agurs 9-135, Quay Brice 8-98, Artavius Anthony 3-27, Eric Stroud 3-16, Antonio Barber 3-13, Tay Marks 1-5, Narii Gaither 1-4, Desmond Buchanan 1-2. DHS: Chase Tinsley 8-122, Zack Hillstock 5-62, Andrew Storch 2-38, Cameron Wilson 2-15, Eli Buckley 2-14, Marcus Ratchford 2-7, Bryson Woodruff 1-27, Jacoby Pinckney 1-26.
Clover 50, Franklin Christian 6: The Clover Blue Eagles raced to a 36-0 lead at halftime and defeated Franklin Christian in a non-region game at Clover.
Senior Willy Clark found the end zone four times as the Blue Eagles cruised to a 4-0 record in the lead-up game to their rivalry matchup against York next week. Clark finished with 90 yards rushing.
“It’s a good feeling and these kids work hard for it,” Clover coach Chad Smith told the Gaston Gazette.
The Blue Eagles forced four turnovers and held Franklin Christian’s offense to 143 yards and no points. Clover put together 376 offensive yards, with all but 11 coming on the ground. Having equaled it wins total from the last two seasons, the Blue Eagles are flying high headed into the York contest.
“That game is crazy,” said Smith. “It’s one of the most classic rivalries in South Carolina.”
On deck: Clover will play at York next Friday night.
CHS - Willie Clark 1 run (2-point conversion), 10:12
CHS - Clark 15 run (Nick Sciba kick), 2:06
CHS - Blake Watson fumble recovery in endzone (2-point conversion failed), 11:53
CHS - Clark 18 run (2-point conversion), 9:59
CHS - Connor Owens 4 run (Sciba kick), 2:01
CHS - Bad snap out of end-zone, safety, 1:28
CHS - Clark 40 run (kick failed), 0:05
CHS - Jordan Woodruff 5 run (2-point conversion failed), 0:00
FC - Jordan Swanigan 75-yard fumble recovery, 7:00
Chester 54, Lower Richland 19:The Chester Cyclones established a 21-0 lead after one period and went on to defeat the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets in a non-region game at Hopkins.
Malik Williams figured in all three first quarter scores. He put Chester up 7-0 with a 33-yard run in the first minute of the game.
He passed to John Erby for the other two first quarter tallies. The first covered 62 yards and the second was from 15 yards out.
Williams added a 4-yard run in the second period for a 28-0 Cyclone advantage. Lower Richland scored twice to make it 28-13, before the Cyclones got a pair of scores before the half.
Ethan McGriff recovered a Lower Richland fumble in the end zone to stake Chester to a 34-0 lead. Williams passed to Quay Hardin on the last play of the half for a 41-13 lead.
Williams continued his dazzling performance late in the third period when he scampered 74 yards to give Chester a 48-13 advantage.
He continued the assault by scoring on a 13-yard run early in the fourth period and Chester led 54-19.
Chester improved to 4-1 with the win.
On deck: Chester will host Carolina Pride next Friday night.
Lewisville 22, Eau Claire 12: The Lewisville Lions broke a 6-6 tie at halftime and went on to defeat the Eau Claire Shamrocks in a non-region game in Columbia on Thursday night.
The Lions improved to 5-0 on the year with the win.
On deck: Lewisville will host C. A. Johnson next Friday night.