High School Sports

Midlands roundup: Airport, Camden roll

At West Columbia, senior running back Ryan Smith had 17 rushes for 165 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles to the Region 5-3A title. Quarterback W.T. Murden was 16-for-22 passing, adding 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Fourth-ranked Airport (9-0, 4-0) will travel to Brookland-Cayce on Friday. Dreher (2-7, 1-3) will play against Swansea.

Dreher 0 0 0 7 - 7

Airport 7 14 20 7- 48

First quarter

A - Derek Cushman 11 pass from W.T. Murden (Austin Jordan kick)

Second quarter

A - Ryan Smith 1 run (Jordan kick)

A - Deonne Hopkins 11 pass from Murden (Jordan kick)

Third quarter

A - Smith 10 run (Jordan kick)

A - Sam McClellan 2 run (Jordan kick)

A - Smith 78 run (pass failed)

Fourth quarter

D - Sheldon Van Dyke 8 run (Carl Rico kick)

A - D'Von Howell 55 run (Jordan kick)

Camden 38, Lakewood 13

At Camden, Josh Council had 12 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bulldogs (7-2, 4-0 Region 6-3A).

Dalvin Bracey led the Gators (0-9, 0-4) with 24 carries for 154 yards and one touchdown.

Camden will travel to Bennettsville on Friday to take on Marlboro County for the region championship.

Lakewood will play Crestwood.

Lakewood 0 7 6 0 - 13

Camden 17 7 14 0 - 38

First quarter

C - Sterling Green blocked punt return (Jake Ansley kick)

C - Josh Council 43 run (Ansley kick)

C - Ansley 37 field goal

Second quarter

L - Johnny Welles 4 run (Trey McLeod kick)

C -Glenn Quattlebaum 11 pass from Council (Ansley kick)

Third quarter

C - SaVonn Wingate 4 run (Ansley kick)

C - Wingate 6 run (Ansley kick)

L - Dalvin Bracey 90 run (kick failed)

Eau Claire 25, Lee Central 20

At Bishopville, quarterback Ronald Weeks had 14 rushes for 143 yards and one touchdown. He also was 10-of-20 passing for 212 yards and one touchdown, leading the Shamrocks to their first win.

Donald Purcell had 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown.

Eau Claire (1-8, 1-3) plays host to Keenan next. Lee Central (4-4, 0-4) travels to Andrew Jackson.

Eau Claire 0 7 12 6- 25

Lee Central 7 7 6 0 - 20

Lexington 43, Dutch Fork 13

At Irmo, Adrian Wigfall led the Wildcats (4-5, 3-2 Region 5-4A) with 11 rushes for 136 yards and three touchdowns. Shaq Roland was 4-for-8 passing, adding 39 yards and a touchdown.

Chris Kohn led the Silver Foxes (2-7, 1-4) with six rushes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Lexington 13 13 10 7 - 43

Dutch Fork 0 0 7 6 - 13

First quarter

L - Adrian Wigfall 3 run (Wes Bennett kick)

L - Kevin Miller 71 run (kick failed)

Second quarter

L - Shaq Roland 20 run (kick failed)

L - Wigfall 54 run (Bennett kick)

Third quarter

L - Wigfall 31 run (Bennett kick)

L - Bennett 27 field goal

D - Brice Green 1 run (Michael Klawer kick)

Fourth quarter

L - Chad Lee 1 run (Bennett kick)

D - Chris Kohn 16 run (Green pass failed)

Gilbert 35, Saluda 24

At Saluda, Gilbert recorded its first Region 3-2A victory.

The Indians (5-4, 1-3) were led by Clark Mathias, who had 16 carries for 61 yards and one touchdown.

Connor Owings was 13-for-24 passing for 217 yards and four touchdowns.

Walker Noteboom led Saluda with 19 carries for 106 yards. He added 125 yards passing.

Gilbert will play host to Strom Thurmond next. Saluda (2-7, 0-4) will travel to Batesburg-Leesville.

Gilbert 0 7 14 14-35

Saluda 0 7 10 7 - 24

Second quarter

S - Walker Noteboom 15 run (Brian Bushey kick)

G - Dylan Skinner 22 pass from Connor Owings (Chip Sox kick)

Third quarter

S - Bushey 43 field goal

G - Skinner 21 pass from Owings (Sox kick)

S - T Glover 73 pass from Noteboom (Bushey kick)

G - Joe Greico 67 pass from Owings (Sox kick)

Fourth quarter

S - Noteboom 12 run (Bushey kick)

G - Matt Stegall 35 pass from Owings (Sox kick)

G - Clark Mathias 24 run (Sox kick)

South Aiken 37, Swansea 0

At Swansea, South Aiken shut out the Tigers to improve to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in region play.

The loss dropped Swansea to 2-7 overall and 1-3 in region play.

South Aiken 7 16 14 0 - 37

Swansea 0 0 0 0 - 0

Midland Valley 35, Brookland Cayce 0

At Midland Valley, Jeremy Robinson led Midland Valley with 19 carries for 196 yards as the Mustangs had 46 plays for a total of 318 yards.

Jonathan Rumph had 57 of Brookland-Cayce's 73 yards.

Midland Valley had two fumble recoveries and Niko Hatcher intercepted a pass from Zack Warner and returned it 45 yards.

Midland Valley (7-2, 3-1) plays at South Aiken for second place in region 5-3A next. Brookland-Cayce (0-9, 0-4) travels to Airport.

Brookland Cayce 0 0 0 0 - 0

Midland Valley 7 21 7 0 - 35

First quarter

MV- Cole Cromer 15 run (Jordan Holmes kick)

Second quarter

MV - Jeremy Robinson 18 run (Holmes kick)

MV- Robinson 48 run (Holmes kick)

MV - Robinson 14 run (Holmes kick)

Third quarter

MV - Robinson 43 run (Holmes kick)

Strom Thurmond 27, Newberry 20

At Strom Thurmond, Nick Williamson led Strom Thurmond with 19 carries for 119 yards. The Rebels had 330 total offensive yards, 177 rushing.

Newberry had 251 total yards of offense, 117 of them rushing. Marcus McMorris led the Bulldogs with 10 carries for 73 yards. He now has more than 1,000 yards this season. Montagus Caldwell was 15-of-52 and has more than 2,000 career yards.

Strom Thurmond (7-2, 4-0) travels to Gilbert next. Newberry (6-3, 3-1) will play host to Mid-Carolina.

Newberry 0 14 0 6- 20

Strom Thurmond 0 14 10 3- 27

Second quarter

N- Lance Brehmer 49 pass Tyler Bishop (Aaron Ransdell kick)

ST- Bleigh Yedell 5 run (Sam Northrop kick)

N - Marcus McMorris 8 pass from Bishop (Ransdell kick)

ST- Desmond Davis 32 pass from Yedell (Northrop kick)

Third quarter

ST - Nick Williamson 6 run (Northrop kick)

ST - Northrop 33 field goal

Fourth quarter

ST - Northtrop 34 field goal

N - Quentin Ray 11 pass from Bishop (kick failed)

Chester 41, A.C. Flora 22

At Chester, Cyclones quarterback Tevin Worthy, making his third start in place of injured Tony McNeal, ran for four touchdowns.

Worthy gained 62 yards on 12 carries to ignite a potent ground game for Chester (8-1, 3-1 in Region 4-3A), which generated 259 yards.

A.C. Flora (4-5, 1-3) trailed 14-7 at halftime but tied the score at 14-14 in the third quarter before Chester pulled away.

"A.C. Flora was ready to play," Chester coach Maurice Flowers said. "They made plays and gave us fits, especially in the first half."

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