FORT MILL 49, WHITE KNOLL 21 Malik Young scored three rushing touchdowns and Rogan Wells threw for two more to propel Fort Mill to a 49-21 victory against White Knoll in the first contest Saturday in the Battle on the Bluff held at River Bluff.
White Knoll held a 7-0 lead after an 18-yard touchdown catch by Bruce Wilkinson, but the Yellow Jackets scored 35 consecutive points to take command.
Long scored from a yard out to tie the score with 4:18 remaining in the first quarter and added a 2-yard plunge early in the second quarter to give Fort Mill the lead for good.
Taylor Hemphill scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 14-yard run to start a 21-point spurt in 2:27 for the Yellow Jackets. A White Knoll interception and fumble led to two Yellow Jackets touchdowns in an 11-second span. After a Brandon Plyler interception, Hemphill caught a 12-yard scoring strike from Wells. The Timberwolves then fumbled the kickoff and on the next play Wells found a wide open Chandler Kryst for a 37-yard touchdown to make it 35-7 at the half.
The teams traded scores in the second half. E'Mond Brown and Maurice Jones had scoring runs for White Knoll while Kryst added a 5-yard TD run before Long capped the scoring with a 20-yard burst.
Fort Mill (1-0) will host Lugoff-Elgin next week. White Knoll (0-1) will travel to Wando on Friday.
WK – Bruce Wilkinson 18 pass from Calev Grubbs (Daniel Fulmer kick) 8:15
FM – Malik Young 1 run (Taylor Sheets kick) 4:18
FM – Young 2 run (Sheets kick) 10:25
FM – Taylor Hemphill 17 run (Sheets kick) 4:28
FM – Hemphill 12 pass from Rogan Wells (Sheets kick) 2:12
FM – Chandler Kryst 37 pass from Wells (Sheets kick) 2:01
WK – E'Mond Brown 1 run (Fulmer kick) 9:10
FM – Kryst 5 run (Sheets kick) 5:33
FM – Long 20 run (Sheets kick) 11:26
WK – Maurice Jones 1 run (Fulmer kick) 0:16