High School Football

High school football roundup: wins for South Pointe, Indian Land to close regular season

South Pointe 26, Clinton 8

The South Pointe Stallions got three touchdowns from Greg Ruff and turned in an outstanding defensive effort to beat the Clinton Red Devils in a Region 3-3A contest at South Pointe.

Ruff scored a touchdown in both the first and second quarters to give the Stallions a 13-0 lead. He added his third touchdown of the night in the third period for a 20-0 lead heading to the final 12 minutes.

South Pointe closed out the scoring with a touchdown by Derion Kendrick to make it 26-8.

Nick McCloud was the leader of the Stallions’ defense. He picked off a pass and recovered a fumble on back-to-back drives.

The victory improved South Pointe to 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the region. Clinton fell to 3-7 and 1-4.

Gaffney 28, Fort Mill 24

The Gaffney Indians came from behind in the fourth quarter and edged the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets 28-24 in a Region 3-4A battle at Fort Mill.

D.J. Logan’s eight-yard run with 8:02 remaining in the game gave Gaffney a 28-24 lead, and they hung on for the big region win.

Fort Mill bolted to a 14-0 lead after one period. Ron’tavious Hughes got the scoring started fror the Yellow Jackets with a 6-yard run. When Rogan Wells hit Ryan Delucca on a 35-yard pass play, Fort Mill was up 14-0.

The Indians rebounded in the second period, scoring a pair of touchdowns, while Fort Mill got a 43-yard field goal from Taylor Sheets. The Yellow Jackets led 17-14 at halftime.

Gaffney took a 21-17 lead midway through the third quarter, but Fort Mill came back.

Wells found Delucca again on an 82-yard pass play, and the Yellow Jackets were in front 24-21.

Gaffney blocked a Fort Mill punt in the fourth period and that set up Logan’s game-winning run.

The win improved Gaffney to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in the region. The loss dropped Fort Mill to 6-5 overall and 2-4 in region play.

Broome 29, Lancaster 26 (OT)

The Broome Centurions tied the game on the last play of regulation and claimed a 29-26 overtime victory over the Lancaster Bruins in a Region 3-3A battle at Lancaster.

Maurio Garcia’s 34-yard field goal as time expired in regulation tied the game at 23-23.

Trevor Latham’s field goal in overtime gave Lancaster a 26-23 lead, but Broome responded on its possession with a 10-yard run by Demarco Jackson to pick up the come-from-behind win.

Lancaster started quickly, scoring 20 points in the first quarter. Darius Robinson passed to Jiquan Stover for 51 yards, and Lancaster was in front 7-0. Ant Foster’s two-yard run made it 13-0. Robinson hooked up with Cordarius Tinsley on a 45-yard pass play, and the Bruins took a 20-0 lead to the second quarter.

Broome got a 6-yard run from Andre Weber to make it 20-7 at halftime.

After a scoreless third period, Weber scored on a two-yard run, and the Bruins lead was cut to 20-14. Latham kicked a 35-yard field goal and the Bruins led 23-14.

Broome cut the Bruins lead to 23-20 on a 6-yard run by Jackson. That set up Garcia’s game tying field goal and resulting overtime.

The win improved Broome to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in the region. The loss dropped Lancaster to 8-2 and 3-2.

Indian Land 48, Andrew Jackson 27

The Indian Land Warriors scored 28 points in the second half to break open a close game and pick up a 48-27 win over the Andrew Jackson Volunteers in a Region 4-2A contest at Indian Land.

Andrew Jackson took a 6-0 lead after one quarter, but the Warriors stormed back.

Lee Massey and Austin Gordon scored touchdowns for the Warriors to offset another score by Andrew Jackson and the Warriors tied the count at 13-13. Massey’s touchdown was from 50 yards away, while Gordon’s was a two-yard run.

The Warriors intercepted a pass with 34 second remaining in the first half and returned it for a score and a 20-13 lead at intermission.

Massey’s touchdown in the third period gave the Warriors a 27-13 cushion. When Indian Land picked up an Andrew Jackson fumble and returned it for a touchdown, the Warriors led 34-13, heading to the fourth quarter.

The Volunteers and Warriors traded a pair of touchdowns in the final period.

The victory improved Indian Land to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the region. It is the Warriors’ best overall mark since 2011. The loss dropped Andrew Jackson to 3-7 and 1-5.