BOILING SPRINGS 44, BLYTHEWOOD 36

Bengals’ comeback bid falls short

Blythewood can’t recover after disastrous first quarter

Special to The StateNovember 10, 2012 

Boiling Springs made a surprising run to the semifinals of the Class 4A Division I state playoffs last season.

The postseason magic continued for the Bulldogs on Friday at Blythewood District 2 Stadium in a wild 44-36 win against Reggie Kennedy’s senior-laden Bengals.

Boiling Springs raced to a 31-0 lead in the opening quarter but couldn’t put the Bengals away until a Kylen Binn pass fell incomplete with 30 seconds to go in the game.

“That’s as good a first half we’ve played since I’ve been at Boiling Springs,” Bulldogs coach Bruce Clark said. “We hit them in the mouth pretty good, but there is no quit in that bunch over there. We didn’t want to make it this exciting, but I liked the way we responded at the end. We made plays when he had to have them.”

Statistically, it was a rout as Boiling Springs (7-5) rang up 460 yards to 122 for the Bengals.

Blythewood made a game of it thanks to takeaways and special teams play. Shyheim Brown had a 39-yard punt return score in the third quarter — his fourth return TD of the season — and Joe Kelly’s 36-yard interception return pulled the Bengals within 38-36 with 4:47 to go.

But the Bulldogs responded with a 75-yard touchdown run up the middle by B.J. Beatty for the final score with 2:57 remaining. It was Beatty’s lone carry of the game.

Blythewood (9-3) moved from its own 42 to Boiling Springs’ 33 with time waning, but Binn was sacked for an 11-yard loss on third down and his fourth-down heave into double coverage toward Javon Smith was off the mark.

“I’m proud of the way the kids battled back, but we just made too many mistakes, had too many breakdowns,” Bengals coach Reggie Kennedy said. “Falling into that big hole early in the game was just too much to overcome.”

Quarterback Tyrecous Garrett was 17-for-28 passing for 342 yards and three touchdowns to headline the Boiling Springs offense, but receiver Zavier Jeter set the tone with two long scoring plays on short passes in the first quarter. Jeter went 78 yards after hauling in a flair in the right flat on the third play of the game and then turned a short curl in the middle of the field into a 63-yard scoring play to give the Bulldogs a 28-0 heading into the second quarter.

Boiling Springs28301344
Blythewood07171236

First quarter

BS — Zavier Jeter 78 pass from Tyrecous Garrett (Jordan Rivers kick), 10:56

BS — Tre-Shaun Sanderlin 19 run (Rivers kick), 8:22

BS — Sanderlin 2 run (Rivers kick), 4:16

BS — Jeter 63 pass from Garrett (Rivers kick), 0:45

Second quarter

BS — FG Rivers 25, 7:27

B — Kylen Binn 1 run (Greg Huegel kick), 0:20

Third quarter

B — FG Huegel 36, 9:10

B — Shyheim Brown 39 punt return (Huegel kick), 8:14

B — Brown 17 pass from Binn (Huegel kick), 4:08

Fourth quarter

BS — Sanderlin 13 pass from Garrett (Rivers kick), 8:55

B — Lynard Jamison 3 run (kick failed), 5:35

B — Joe Kelly 36 interception return (pass failed), 4:47

BS — R.J. Beatty 75 run (kick failed), 2:57

BSB
First downs1714
Rushing yds.33-11132-(-45)
Passing yds.349167
Att-Com-Int.31-18-235-16-1
Fumbles-lost2-13-1
Penalties10-928-69
Punts5-21.87-39.6

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: BS, Sanderlin 9-59, Jeter 10-10, Beatty 1-75. B, Albert 4-4, Binn 19-(-18).

Passing: BS, Garrett 13-20-1-265, Thompson 1-3-0-7. B, Binn 15-34-1-167.

Receiving: BS, Sanders 5-87, Jeter 3-143, Sanderlin 5-63. B, Smith 3-39, Jamison 2-53, Brown 2-14.

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