Chester 43, Lower Richland 14
The Chester Cyclones got 161 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Pha’Leak Brown and defeated the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets 43-14 in a non-region game at Chester.
Chester led 15-6 after one quarter period and took a 22-6 cushion to the dressing room at intermission.
They outscored Lower Richland 21-8 in the third quarter for a 43-14 lead.
The win improved the Cyclones to 2-3 on the year, while Lower Richland dropped to 2-3 with the loss. Victor Floyd’s Chester squad has a bye next week, then opens Region 3-3A play in two weeks at Lancaster.
Nation Ford 41, Ridge View 36
The Nation Ford Falcons scored last in a high-scoring contest to defeat the Ridge View Blazers 41-36 in a non-region contest at Ridge View.
Cole Martin passed for 409 yards and three touchdowns, with one each to Hank Tuipulotu, Alex Stennett and Jordan Helms. Tuipulotu reeled in a season-high 13 catches for 197 yards, while Stennett added seven catches for 121 yards. Running back Rayquan Taylor added a pair of scores on the ground to lead Nation Ford the Falcons to its third straight win.
The Falcons Nation Ford led 14-7 after one quarter period and 28-20 at halftime. Ridge View scored 13 points in the third quarter to take a 33-28 lead. Nation Ford scored first in the fourth period quarter for a 35-33 cushion, but Ridge View answered with a field goal for a 36-35 lead.
Nation Ford scored a late touchdown and Ben Tuipulotu’s strip and fumble recovery sealed the win. The Falcons improve to 3-2 on the year, while Ridge View fell to 2-2. Nation Ford opens Region 3-4A play next week at Gaffney.
Lancaster 21, Camden 7
The Lancaster Bruins used a strong rushing attack to pick up a 21-7 win over the Camden Bulldogs in a non-region game at Lancaster.
Lancaster led 7-0 after one period quarter and 14-7 at halftime. The Bruins scored in the third period quarter for a 21-7 lead and coasted on from there for the win, which avenged a loss to the Bulldogs last year.
Lancaster - which hosts Chester next week in both teams’ region opener - improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2009, while Camden fell to 1-4 with the loss.
Indian Land 26, Cheraw 21
The Warriors came from behind in the final quarter to claim a 26-21 victory over the Cheraw Braves in a Region 4-2A contest at Indian Land.
Indian Land led 14-0 after one quarter period, but Cheraw tied the count at 14-all by halftime.
The Warriors scored to take a 20-14 lead after the third quarterthree period, but Cheraw answered for a 21-20 lead early in the final quarter. Indian Land scored in the final minutes to take the win.
Indian Land improved to 4-0 in its last home game before hitting the road for a month straight. Cheraw fell to 0-4 with the loss.
Lewisville 12, North Central 8
The Lewisville Lions scored first and last and picked up their its first win of the season with a 12-8 victory over North Central in a non-region game at North Central.
Lewisville led 6-0 at halftimeintermission, but previously unbeaten North Central scored in the third quarter period for an 8-6 lead. The Lions scored in the fourth quarter to take the come-from-behind victory.
The win improves Lewisville to 1-4, while the loss drops North Central to 3-1.