High School Football

Midlands roundup: Lower Richland prevails on final play; Blythewood, Flora, White Knoll win

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Lower Richland's Larry Collins (pictured) caught four touchdowns Friday from QB Tevaughn Higgins
Lower Richland's Larry Collins (pictured) caught four touchdowns Friday from QB Tevaughn Higgins online@thestate.com

Tevaughn Higgins scored on a two-yard run on the final play of the game to give host Lower Richland a 54-48 win over Keenan on Friday night.

After Keenan scored to tie the game with three minutes left, Lower Richland marched 76 yards on 14 plays for the winning score. The winning score was set up by a pass interference call with .7 seconds to give Lower Richland the ball at the Keenan 2-yard line.

Higgins had five touchdown passes, four to Larry Collins, and also rushed for a TD.

Goose Creek 29, Dutch Fork 20

At Irmo, Dominique Jefferson rushed for 248 yards and threw for 110 as Goose Creek handed Dutch Fork its second straight loss.

Evan Ulery added 96 yards rushing for Goose Creek, which had 549 yards of offense in the game.

Dutch Fork quarterback Caleb Clark, starting in place of injured Cole Douglas, was 19-of-39 for 260 yards and two touchdowns and also threw one interception. Stephen Davis Jr. caught five passes for 100 yards, including a 64-yard TD. Alec DeBoer caught four passes for 93 yards and a TD in the loss.

Westwood 30, Richland Northeast 20

At Richland Northeast, quarterback Jalen Smith threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns as Westwood overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit.

Tyquandre Davis led RNE with 121 yards rushing.

Gray Collegiate 68, Great Falls 0

At Great Falls, Duncan Rivers rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns, while Bryce Fields threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the win over Great Falls.

GCA's defense held Great Falls to minus-41 yards rushing.

Batesburg-Leesville 35, Woodland 0

At Batesburg-Leesville, Terrence Wilson rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns, and the B-L defense forced six turnovers in the season-opening victory.

Mike Smith also added a 39-yard run for B-L, and Jaquarius Hair threw a 19-yard TD pass to Bishop Cannon.

Blythewood 28, Ridge View 14

At Blythewood, Osei Thomas rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns for Blythewood.

Bengals quarterback David Israel threw for 224 yards and and a touchdown.

Ridge View quarterback Jaylen Nelson had 199 yards of total offense and rushed for two TDs.


RUSHING – Thomas 17-113; Israel 11-36; Benton 3-18; Dunn 6-12. RV: Nelson 26-130; Kelley 14-112; Hinson 9-86.

PASSING – B: Israel 12-23-0 224. RV: Nelson 6-25-2 69.

RECEIVING – Churn 4-59; Benton 3-68; McGuire 2-42; Patten 2-39; T. Benton 1-6. RV: Napper 1-30; Butler 1-28.

White Knoll 36, Wando 28

At Lexington, Maurice Jones rushed for 203 yards and four touchdowns, and White Knoll outscored Wando 16-0 in the fourth quarter.

White Knoll quarterback Calev Grubbs was 7-of-11 for 138 yards passing.


WA – Brown 14, run (White kick)


WK – Jones 16 run (Hernandez kick)

WK – Jones 46 run Hernandez kick)

WA – Smith 36 pass from Hart (White kick)

WK – Grubbs 1 run (kick failed)


WA – Smith 1 pass from Hart run (White kick)

WA – Smith 9 pass from Hart (White kick)


WK – Jones 16 run (conversion failed)

WK – Hernandez 22 FG

WK – Andrew Millhouse 3 run (Hernandez kick)

Cardinal Newman 21, Heathwood Hall 6

At Columbia, Tarence Tyler Jr. rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and Cardinal Newman (2-0) outgained Heathwood Hall 257-47.


CN – Seth Ham 11 pass from Cam Tringali (Jack Patten kick)


CN – Parker DuBois 23 run (Patten kick)


HH: Corbett Glick 3 run (kick failed)

CN: Tarence Tyler, Jr. 25 run (Patten kick)


RUSHING – Tyler, Jr. 11-106; Ham 3-34 yards

RECEIVING – Ham 2-25

River Bluff 34, Gilbert 20

At Gilbert, Ti’Juan Glenn rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns for River Bluff.

River Bluff quarterback Brandon Tillmon was 6-of-10 for 116 yards and a touchdown.


RUSHING – RB: Glenn 20-117; Tillmon 11-49; Pollard 5-22. g: Coleman-Scott 17-48; Thomas 18-45

PASSING – RB: Tillmon 6-10-0 116. G: Thomas 20-32-3 219

RECEIVING – RB: Kight 2-33, Johnson 1-36; Ledell 1-25, Connell 1-13, Brittingham 1-9. G: Bright 7-58, Warren 6-95, Baston 2-25, Coleman-Scott 2-19, Rye 1-15, Duncan 1-7.

A.C. Flora 34, Swansea 24

At Swansea, Clarence Watson rushed for 122 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter for A.C. Flora.

A.C. Flora outscored Swansea 13-0 in the fourth quarter. Falcons quarterback Brendan Greene threw for 166 yards and two scores and also rushed for a touchdown.

Swansea quarterback Chance Walker rushed for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Quaeveon Cannon added 101 rushing yards.


S - Chance Walker 22 run (Yunem Pena Kick)

A - Thomas Hollingsworth 11 pass from Brendan Greene (Thomas McCutchen Kick)

A - Cam Riley 30 pass from Greene (McCutchen Kick)

S - Michael Rish 74 pass from Chance Walker (Pena Kick)

S - Pena 32 FG


A - Donald Gist 4 run (McCutchen Kick)

S - Walker 93 run (Pena Kick)


A - Clarence Watson 23 run (McCutchen Kick)

A - Greene 8 run (Kick Failed)

Chapin 44, Mid-Carolina 7

At Prosperity, Logan Bailey threw for 217 yards and rushed for 90 and accounted for five touchdowns as Chapin won the Battle for the Bell.

Will Register caught six passes for 77 yards and Evan Estridge had four catches for 77 yards and two scores.

Khari Suber had two sacks for Chapin.

West Florence 26, Camden 14

At Camden, Eron Darby rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns as West Florence outscored Camden 20-0 in the second half.

Taylor Kelly had a 90-yard kickoff return for Camden.

North Central 42, Timmonsville 20

At Kershaw, Cedric Cunningham rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns to lead North Central.

Cunningham also returned an interception for a touchdown. Deaunte Samuel added two touchdowns and 60 yards rushing for the Knights (2-0).