PHOTO GALLERY: Dillon Shuts Out Purnell Swett

Dillon shut out Purnell Swett on Friday night. Here is a photo gallery by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald sponsored in part by Tracy Pelt For Dillon County Sheriff.

PHOTO GALLERY
Photos by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald
Click once on a photo to bring it into a single screen, and then again to enlarge.

By Lonnie Turner
The Dillon Wildcats picked up where they left off during regular season play in 2018.
After scoring 29 points on four out of their five first half possessions, two quick touchdowns in the opening minutes of the second half prompted Purnell Swett coach Robbie Brown, Dillon coach Jackie Hayes, and the officials to run the game clock continuously with 9 minutes remaining in t he third quarter.
A six-yard scoring run by Nemo Squire capped a seven-play opening drive and newcomer place kicker Kavi Patel was perfect with his fourth of five extra points on the night to give the Cats a 7-0 lead.
The Rams quarterback Micah Carter was sacked by line-backer Tyquan King for a five-yard loss and on third down, Carter threw a completion to wide receiver Keilo Hunt, who was force to fumble by a jarring tackle by King.
After Purnell Swett was guilty of a defensive offside call, the Cats took three plays to up the score to 14-0 on a quick spurt up the middle by Nigel George and the PAT by Patel.
The Rams put together nine plays and two first downs to move from their own 31 to the Dillon 43 before a punt by Nicholas Ramirez backed the Cats up to the nine to start the third possession for the Wildcats.
A 31-yard pass to Ahmari Huggins-Bruce and a 14-yard run by Squire gave the Cats a first down to start the second quarter.
On the first play, Lester hit Quashod Singleton for a 46-yard touchdown pass with only seven seconds gone in the quarter. On the point after attempt, Lester set to receive the try for the kick, stood and found King in the flat for the 2-point conversion and a 29-0 halftime score.
Following the second half kickoff, the Rams ran three plays before fumbling the ball away at the Dillon 47. The Wildcats ran five plays before Jay Lester called his number and ran seven yards for his first TD of the season and Patel was perfect with his fifth PAT to give the Cats a 36-0 lead.
Purnell Swett lost its third fumble in the game on the first play following the ensuing kickoff.
Taking over at the Ram 17, George scored his second TD of the game following an incomplete pass and the officials signaled the clock to run continuously.
In addition to George’s two TDs, Squire scored on runs of 9 and 10 yards to lead the scoring. Squire ran 7 plays for 69 yards and George finished with 56 on 7 running plays. Lester was 9 of thirteen pass attempts for 148 yards and a touchdown passing one rushing.
Purnell Swett’s offense managed only 3 yards rushing and Carter completedBy Lonnie Turner
The Dillon Wildcats picked up where they left off during regular season play in 2018.
After scoring 29 points on four out of their five first half possessions, two quick touchdowns in the opening minutes of the second half prompted Purnell Swett coach Robbie Brown, Dillon coach Jackie Hayes, and the officials to run the game clock continuously with 9 minutes remaining in t he third quarter.
A six-yard scoring run by Nemo Squire capped a seven-play opening drive and newcomer place kicker Kavi Patel was perfect with his fourth of five extra points on the night to give the Cats a 7-0 lead.
The Rams quarterback Micah Carter was sacked by line-backer Tyquan King for a five-yard loss and on third down, Carter threw a completion to wide receiver Keilo Hunt, who was force to fumble by a jarring tackle by King.
After Purnell Swett was guilty of a defensive offside call, the Cats took three plays to up the score to 14-0 on a quick spurt up the middle by Nigel George and the PAT by Patel.
The Rams put together nine plays and two first downs to move from their own 31 to the Dillon 43 before a punt by Nicholas Ramirez backed the Cats up to the nine to start the third possession for the Wildcats.
A 31-yard pass to Ahmari Huggins-Bruce and a 14-yard run by Squire gave the Cats a first down to start the second quarter.
On the first play, Lester hit Quashod Singleton for a 46-yard touchdown pass with only seven seconds gone in the quarter. On the point after attempt, Lester set to receive the try for the kick, stood and found King in the flat for the 2-point conversion and a 29-0 halftime score.
Following the second half kickoff, the Rams ran three plays before fumbling the ball away at the Dillon 47. The Wildcats ran five plays before Jay Lester called his number and ran seven yards for his first TD of the season and Patel was perfect with his fifth PAT to give the Cats a 36-0 lead.
Purnell Swett lost its third fumble in the game on the first play following the ensuing kickoff.
Taking over at the Ram 17, George scored his second TD of the game following an incomplete pass and the officials signaled the clock to run continuously.
In addition to George’s two TDs, Squire scored on runs of 9 and 10 yards to lead the scoring. Squire ran 7 plays for 69 yards and George finished with 56 on 7 running plays. Lester was 9 of thirteen pass attempts for 148 yards and a touchdown passing one rushing.
Purnell Swett’s offense managed only 3 yards rushing and Carter completed 7 of 14 passes for 21 yards. The Cat defense forced three lost fumbles and only 18 total yards.
The Wildcats will host the Latta Vikings, a loser to Marion, 39-0, on Friday night, to bring a 1-1, 2019 record to Memorial Stadium, for the Cats first home game at Memorial Stadium.