At Duncan, Byrnes running back Marcus Lattimore expected to make a few big runs Friday against Dorman. But none turned out to be bigger than his final carry.
Lattimore took a direct snap and converted a fourth-and-1 with 1:55 remaining in the game to seal a victory against the Cavaliers at Nixon Field in a game between the state's top two Class 4A teams.
Top-ranked Byrnes took possession with 4:42 remaining after No. 2 Dorman turned the ball over on downs and ran out the clock with Lattimore getting the ball on every play. Lattimore finished with 158 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries.
Byrnes avenged last season's 35-28 regular-season loss at Dorman and has not lost a home game since a 19-14 decision to Conway in the 2001 playoffs. The Cavaliers' 20-game regular-season win streak was snapped.
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Cheraw 39, Marion 15
At Cheraw, the Braves used a powerful rushing attack to record their 31st consecutive region victory.
Chad Wilkes rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns, while teammate Sammy Merriman had 131 yards and three touchdowns.
Cheraw (6-3, 4-0 in Region 8-2A) had 407 rushing yards. Marion (5-4, 2-2), which led 15-13 at halftime, had 24 yards of offense in the second half.
Marion 8 7 0 0-15
Cheraw 7 6 6 20-39
C - Sammy Merriman 5 run (Johnatnan Stokes kick)
M - Justin Gause 9 run (Gause pass from White)
M - Gause 61 run (Williams kick)
C - Merriman 7 run (pass failed)
C - Chad Wilkes 5 run (run failed)
C - Wilkes 22 run (kick blocked)
C - Merriman 9 run (Stokes kick)
C - Wilkes 52 run (Stokes kick)
Johnsonville 60, Latta 32
At Latta, Johnsonville improved to 6-3, 3-2 behind 142 yards rushing from Kendrick Williams. The loss dropped Latta to 3-6, 1-4.
Johnsonville 13 18 8 21 - 60
Latta 0 12 6 14 - 32
J - Kendrick Williams 7 run (Taylor Strickland kick)
J - Williams 75 run (kick failed)
L - Timothy Alexander 71 pass from Kendrick Page (Brandon Bethea kick)
J - Devonte Brown 2 run (run failed)
L - Brandon Bethea 60 pass from Page (kick failed)
J - Williams 26 run (kick failed)
J - James Howell 33 pass from Ethan Cribb (kick failed)
L - Page 15 run (pass failed)
J - Strickland 7 pass form Cribb (Strickland pass from Cribb)
J - Jiree Cokley 1 run (Austin Williams kick)
L - Bethea 66 pass from Page (Bethea kick)
J - Ken Zhen 15 pass from Wes McKutchen (Williams kick)
L - Page 26 run (Bethea kick)
J - Trecel Crawford 25 pass from McKutchen (Williams kick)
Wren 29, T.L. Hanna 28
At Wren, Ben Harmon kicked a 29-yard field goal with 45 seconds left to lift the Golden Hurricanes.
Austin McCaskill completed 18 of 26 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns for Wren. Chris Perdomo had seven receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Levi Bufford led the Wren rushing game with 22 carries for 117 yards.
JaVontae Brown led the Yellow Jackets with 11 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
Wren (7-2) will play at Greenwood next. T.L. Hanna (3-6) will play host to Laurens.
Wren 7 0 7 15- 29
T.L. Hanna 7 7 7 7- 28
W- Austin McCaskill 10 run (Ben Harmon kick)
TLH - Will Gay 21 run (Holt Harrell kick)
TLH - JaVontae Brown 18 run (Harrell kick)
TLH - Brown 21 run (Harrell kick)
W - Chris Perdomo 3 pass from McCaskill (Harmon kick)
W- Perdomo 7 pass from McCaskill (kick failed)
TLH- Gay 9 run (Harrell kick)
W - Sidney Rhodes 12 pass from McCaskill (pass failed)
W- Harmon 29 field goal
Central 50, Andrew Jackson 3
At Pageland, Jowan Henderson threw three touchdowns and rushed for one to lead the Eagles past Andrew Jackson.
Central improved to 7-2 overall, 4-0 in Region 4-2A. Andrew Jackson is 3-6, 1-3.
Andrew Jackson 0 0 0 3 - 3
Central 22 14 6 8 - 50
C - Mardue Smith 22 run (Jowan Henderson pass from Jerel Blakeney)
C - Jiwan Funderburke 55 pass from Henderson (pass failed)
C - Deaja Blakeney 101 return (Smith run)
C - Michael Nibens 35 pass from Henderson (Keagan Funderburke from Henderson)
C - K. Funderburke 23 pass from Henderson (run failed)
C - Henderson 1 run (pass failed)
C - Kotedrick Clyburn 11 run (J. Funderburke from Rodney Kirkland)
AJ - Tyler Denkins 48 field goal
Scott's Branch 36, Hannah-Pamplico 12
At Pamplico, Scott's Branch rushed for 290 yards and five touchdowns to knock off Hannah-Pamplico. Kadeem Baxter led the Eagles with 107 yards and two scores on 11 carries.
Hannah-Pamplico 6 0 0 6 - 12
Scott's Branch 10 26 0 0 - 36
HP - Sheldon Thomas 10 pass from Malik Davis (pass failed)
SB - Kadeem Baxter 8 run (Baxter run)
SB - Safety
SB - Baxter 23 run (pass failed)
SB - Davion Black 6 run (pass failed)
SB - DeShawn Pearson 3 run (run failed)
SB - Black 6 run (Zack Crosby run)
HP - Davis 2 run (run failed)
Goose Creek 24, Wando 3
At Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek knocked off the Warriors and improved to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-4A.
Ranoy Hines led the Gators with 145 yards on the ground. Mike Myers rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Goose Creek plays host to Berkeley (8-1, 3-0) on Friday to decide the region championship
Goose Creek 7 0 7 10 - 24
Wando 0 0 3 0 - 3
GC - Mike Myers 10 run (Daniel Smith kick)
W - Paul Peeples 25 field goal
GC - JaQuan Marsh 11 run (Smith kick)
GC - Myers 15 run (Smith kick)
GC - Smith 36 field goal
North Charleston 40, Bluffton 22
North Charleston (8-1,4-0) racked up 391 total yards to claim the Region 8-3A title, the school's first since 2001.
Denzel Myers had a hand in all six North Charleston touchdowns. He carried the ball 15 times for 170 yards, including scoring runs of 24, 12 and 48 yards, while completing 7-of-13 passes for 100 yards with scoring tosses of 19 yards to Corey Washington, 7 yards to Moses Smith and 7 yards to Denzel White.
Beaufort High 30, Colleton County 7
Alex Simmons scored four touchdowns, leading Beaufort (7-2, 3-0 in Region 8-4A) to an important region victory against Colleton County. Simmons finished with 115 yards on 23 carries, scoring three rushing touchdowns and hauling in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Beau Brown.
Summerville 28, Berkeley 20
At Moncks Corner, No. 6-ranked Summerville (8-1) bottled up Berkeley's big-play rockets to win a battle of top-10 Class 4A teams in front of nearly 8,000 fans at Bonner Stadium.
Berkeley's 1-2 punch of Bruce Ellington and R.J. Robinson were grounded by Summerville's defense as the fourth-ranked Stags (8-1) fell from the ranks of undefeated teams.
Ellington, who averaged 11.1 yards per carry and tallied more than 1,100 yards on the ground, managed 54 yards on 11 carries. He completed two passes in 10 attempts for 25 yards.
Robinson, who had more than 1,300 all-purpose yards and averaged 27.1 yards every time he touched the ball, broke loose for an 86-yard kickoff return and a 1-yard touchdown run. But he was otherwise held in check with 33 yards rushing on four carries.