By Lonnie Turner
The Dillon Wildcats scored 27 points in the first quarter on the way to a 40-0 victory over the Latta Vikings at Memorial Stadium Friday night to improve it’s record to 2-0.
Corrian Wright’s 75-yard return on the opening kick-off started the one-sided first twelve minutes of play and after holding the Viking offense to 3 and out, TyQuan King’s 6-yard run climaxed a six play, 49-yard drive to give the Cats a 13-0 lead.
Junior quarterback Jay Lester called his number to score on a one yard run following a second 3 and out series. King scored the final TD of the quarter on a fourth down, 37-yard burst up the middle of the Latta defense. First year place kicker Malachi Bember was successful with three of his four extra point attempts.
Lester completed 11 of 12 pass attempt in the first half for 142 yards and a touchdown and was three for three in the second for 40 more to finish with a near perfect night through the air for 182 yards Freshman running back Nigel George was the go-to back of the second half rushing six of the total seven running plays. He netted 55 yards on his seven touches of the game and scored the final touchdown of the evening with a 39-yard run late in the fourth quarter
Ahmari Huggins-Bruce scored the only touchdown of the third quarter on a 32-yard pass from Lester. he finished the game with three catches, netting 56 yards. Wright also caught three of Lester’s fourteen completions for a total of 29 yards.
King led the Cats on the ground with 88 yards on nine carries and two TDs with all coming in the first half. Nemo Squires added 75 yards on six, first half rushes.
The Latta Vikings’ quarterback, Dylan Brewer, completed 8 of 18 passes for 53 yards in the varsity football game played on Friday, August 31, in Dillon.
Deonte Stanley was on the receiving end of 5 passes for 21 yards. Darius McRae pulled in a pass for 16 yards while J R McClam caught one for 14 yards. Peyton Benson hung on to a bullet pass good for 2 yards.
Dylan Brewer rushed for 23 yards on 2 carries while Chandler Nolan picked up 9 yards on 3 carries. Tysean Johnson picked up 7 yards on 9 carries.
Latta’s Jay Bailey had 10 tackles in the game while Trey Anderson and Chandler Mathews each had 6 tackles.Tommy Aiken added 4 tackles, and Chandler Nolan and Darius McCrae each had 3 tackles. Deonte Stanley, Brandon Hayes, and Brandon Page each accounted for 2 tackles. Haden Graham, Jordan McCrae, Zach Jones, Peyton Benson, Matt Clark, Kiese Blake, and Nate Lee each added a tackle.
The Dillon defensive unit allowed the Vikings only 60 yards in total offense while the Wildcats offense netted 260 on the ground and 182 through the air for a total of 442. The entire second half was played with a continuous clock.
After the Lake View and Dillon record breaking consecutive year series ended a few years ago, the two teams will meet this Friday at Memorial Stadium and should prove to be a thriller. Come early and get a good seat.
The Dillon Wildcats handed a loss to the Latta Varsity football team on Friday night. Here is a photo gallery:
Photos by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald
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