High School Football

Slow start dooms Irmo on the road against York

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YORK

York scored three times in the first quarter and used both quarterbacks to bury Irmo 45-24 Friday night.

Cameron McKinney threw only two incomplete passes in each half, while Wally Wilmore was effective catching, running and throwing the ball for the Cougars.

Irmo quarterback Ronnie Jamison ran for 106 yards on 20 carries and caught four passes for 65 yards when he switched to receiver in the second half. Cameron Smith threw two second-half touchdowns as Irmo scored 14 fourth-quarter points after trailing 42-7.

Turning point

York seized control from the outset by forcing a quick three-and-out on Irmo’s first possession and then driving 51 yards in six plays to go up 7-0 with 8:24 left in the first quarter. McKinney hit Kamian McClain for the one-yard score.

Critical

Nick Sturgill picked off a Jamison pass at the Irmo 49 on the Yellow Jackets' second possesion, just as it appeared they may move the ball a little. Sturgill returned the ball to the Irmo 31 and again the Cougars took six plays to find the end zone. Wilmore came in to play quarterback on the drive and scored on a five-yard keeper after breaking two tackles to make it 14-0 with 4:40 remaining in the quarter.

Star contributions

McKinney was 21-for-25 passing for 207 yards with a touchdown. Kicker/punter Myles Prosser was 6-for-6 on extra points, kicked a 30-yard field goal and had a 53-yard and 50-yard punt. Brandon Garvin rushed 14 times for 86 yards. Wilmore had seven catches for 121 yards, completed both his pass attempts and ran for two scores.

Overheard

York is able to use Wilmore in many different ways as long as McKinney continues to play well at quarterback.

"If we move Wally around, Cameron is much more valuable to us at quarterback," York coach Bobby Carroll said. "Our whole team has rallied around Cameron."

HOW THEY SCORED

First quarter

York – Kamian McClain 1 pass from Cameron McKinney (Myles Prosser kick) 8:24

York – Wally Wilmore 5 run (Prosser kick) 4:40

York – Antonio Hardy 5 run (Prosser kick) 0:54

Second quarter

Irmo – Ronnie Jamison 6 run (Austin Cates kick) 10:30

York – Brandon Garvin 10 run (Prosser kick) 0:19

Third quarter

York – Paul Moore 6 run (Prosser kick) 8:41

York – Wilmore 1 run (Prosser kick) 4:23

Irmo – Austin Cates 38 field goal 0:28

Fourth quarter

York – Prosser 30-yard field goal 9:03

Irmo – Jamison 19 pass from Mason Smith (Cates kick) 6:34

Irmo – Brandon Love 17 pass from Mason Smith (Cates kick) 5:10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: York: Brandon Garvin 14-86; Paul Moore 12-51; Antonio Hardy 4-41; Wally Wilmore 6-26; Cameron McKinney 2-0; Ketrael Lytle 2-2; Shaq Harris 2-10; Team 1-(-11). Irmo: Ronnie Jamison 20-106; Shakeem Bradley 13-60; Jeffery Tharp 1-(-1); Mason Smith 3-9; Team 1-(-5).

PASSING: York: McKinney 21-25-1-0, 207 yards; Wilmore 2-2-0-0, 35 yards. Irmo: Jamison 3-8-0-1, 11 yards; Smith 8-20-2-0, 133 yards.

RECEIVING: York: Wilmore 7-121; Shandon Cobb 5-41; Kamian McClain 1-1; Dee Pendergrass 1-2; Preston Robinson 6-69; Ketrael Lytle 2-8; Thomas Soler 1-0. Irmo: Jamison 4-65; Brandon Love 3-58; Raekwon Heath 1-10; Jeffery 1-2; Tyon Billups 1-7; Bradley 1-2.

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