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Northwestern 51, Fort Mill 0
The Northwestern Trojans scored in every quarter and routed the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets 51-0 in a Region 3-5A game at District 3 Stadium Friday night.
Northwestern piled up 380 total yards in recording the one-sided win.
Quarterback Sydney Mullinex led the Trojans offensively. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 303 yards and four touchdowns. He ran the ball four times for 11 yards and one score.
The Trojans led 14-0 after one period. Mullinex opened the scoring on a four-yard run and Kyle Aldridge added another touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Mullinex passed for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for a 28-0 cushion. The first went to Gregory Bivens for eight yards and the second to Ger-Cari Caldwell for 84 yards.
Kanoah Vincent, who had already kicked four extra points, capped the scoring in the first half with a 39-yard field goal, and Northwestern took a 31-0 lead at halftime.
Mullinex added two more touchdown passes in the third period. The first went to Caldwell for 60 yards and the second to Jamareo Johnson for four yards.
Jaylin Ervin got the final points for the Trojans when he intercepted a Fort Mill pass and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown as time expired.
Jaylen Chavis led the Northwestern ground attack with 69 yards on 10 carries. James Sterling led Fort Mill with 53 yards on 22 carries. Connor Rasmussen led Fort Mill in passing. He completed 11 of 30 for 146 yards. Caldwell was the top receiver for the Trojans. He caught three passes for 149 yards and two scores. Conlan Costanzo and Cabe Christopher led the Yellow Jackets in receiving with three catches each.
Northwestern is 2-7 overall and 1-2 in the region. Fort Mill is 1-8 in all games and 0-3 in region action.
Westwood 46, Lancaster 0
The Westwood Redhawks hosted the Lancaster Bruins in a Region 3-4A game Friday night.
Nicholas Gilliam started the game by putting Westwood on the scoreboard almost immediately. That was followed by another touchdown from Zach Tisdale, and the Redhawks also received two separate two-point conversions in the first quarter.
The second quarter was quiet until Christian Horn and Ahmon Green worked together for another touchdown for Westwood. That was followed by another two-point conversion, making it 24-0 at halftime.
Jullian Milligan, Xorian Dobey and Nicholas Gilliam added to the board for the Redhawks in the third quarter, and two teams did not score in the final period.
Lancaster is 2-7 overall and 1-3 in region action.
South Pointe 10, Ridge View 3
The South Pointe Stallions turned in a superb defensive effort and edged Ridge View 10-3 to claim the Region 3-4A title at Ridge View Friday night.
Ridge View took a 3-0 lead when Justin Griffin kicked a 27-yard field goal with 2:42 left in the first period.
The Stallions answered with a touchdown in the second quarter. Nygel Moore scored from eight yards out and Wyatt Grantham kicked the extra point for a 7-3 lead with 5:05 remaining until halftime.
The two teams turned in a defensive battle to complete the first half. After a scoreless third quarter, South Pointe scored to make it 10-3.
Grantham kicked a 26-yard field goal with 3:20 left in the contest to add to the lead.
Ridge View threatened late in the game, but Troy Frazier intercepted a pass with 20 seconds remaining in the contest to seal the win.
South Pointe is 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the region.
Chester 42, Fairfield Central 14
The Chester Cyclones pulled away in the final quarter and defeated Fairfield Central 42-14 in a Region 4-3A game at Chester Friday night.
The Cyclones led 14-7 after one period and upped the count to 21-7 at halftime. After a scoress third quarter, Chester outscored Fairfield Central 21-8 in the final period to pick up the big region victory.
Chester finishes the regular season with an overall record of 8-2 and a region mark of 3-1.
Lewisville 24, North Central 16
The Lewisville Lions came from behind in the second half and toppled North Central 24-16 in a Region 4-2A game at North Central Friday night.
North Central led 13-0 after one period and 16-0 at intermission. The Lions battled back with 14 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 16-14. They added 10 more points in the final period to earn the big region win.
Lewisville is 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the region.
Lamar 55, Great Falls 18
Lamar exploded for 30 points in the second quarter to take a 42-12 lead at halftime and top the Great Falls Red Devils 55-18 in a Region 3-A game at Great Falls Friday night.
Lamar led 12-6 after one quater, but the Red Devils tied it at 12-12 early in the second period, before Lamar went on the scoring spree and pulled away. After a scoreless third period, Lamar outscored Great Falls 13-6 in the fourth quarter.
Great Falls is 4-4 overall and 0-2 in the region.
Legion Collegiate 24, Hickory Hawks 6
The Legion Colegiate Lancers eatablished a 16-0 lead at halftime and defeated the Hickory Hawks 24-6 in a non-region game at Hickory Friday night.
The Lancers are 6-2 overall on the year.
Rock Hill 31, Nation Ford 7
Clover 63, Catawba Ridge 14
York 45, Richland Northeast 0
Camden 51, Indian Land 27