High School Sports

Football: B-C at Columbia

Site: Memorial Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Brookland-Cayce notes: The misery continued last week when a 50-yard field goal as time expired dealt the Bearcats a 9-7 loss to A.C. Flora. B-C is 0-3 on the season and has lost 14 games in a row … The Bearcats took a 7-6 lead in the third quarter on a 64-yard scoring pass from Kenyatta Castleberry to Vincent Odom and Caleb Kelly’s PAT kick … Castleberry completed 9 of 19 passes for 119 yards in the game. Foster Stephens caught five passes for 69 yards … On defense, Ramon Morris had a team-high nine tackles.

Columbia notes: The Capitals faced a serious challenge last week against Mid-Carolina before a large, hostile crowd in Prosperity. The game was supposed to be a home game for Columbia, but a scheduling flub compelled the teams to swap home dates in the two-year contract … The Caps trailed the fired-up Rebels 6-0 in the third quarter, but put together three consecutive scoring drives after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (and a player ejection) against M-C seemed to finally ignite the Columbia attack. On the next play, Damario Jeffrey took off on a quarterback draw and scored from 23 yards out. The PAT kick put the Caps ahead for good … Jeffrey made it 13-6 on a 16-yard run and Chris Payne’s 26-yard scoring dash with 7:04 to go made the outcome academic … Payne was moved back to full-time defensive duty last week, and he responded with 15 tackles. He ran for 50 yards on nine carries in limited time in the offensive backfield … Jeffrey, who took over at quarterback in the second half last week, had 92 yards on eight carries and has 375 yards rushing for the season. He is averaging 13.4 yards per carry.

Series history: B-C still enjoys a 9-7 advantage in the series, but the Capitals have been closing the gap. Columbia has won two in a row, including last season’s 28-6 triumph.

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