Here is a photo gallery of Dillon Christian School v. The King’s Academy by Craig Brown sponsored in part by Tray Rogers For Dillon County Sheriff.
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Trent Johnson passed for five touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Dillon Christian School Warriors defeated the Kings Academy Lions 67-27 in Florence Friday night.
After taking the opening kick the Lions drove the ball deep into Warrior territory.
The Warrior defense finally found a way to stop the Lion offense and took over at their 25-yard line for their first on offense. The warriors were not able to get things going on their first try and punted away.
The Lions went three downs and punted back to the Warriors. The Warriors finished the 63-yard drive with Trent Johnson hitting Daniel Camp with a 11-yard touchdown pass. Austin Heasley added the point after kick to give the Warriors a 7-0 lead with 5:56 left in the first quarter.
The Warriors returned to offense with just under three minutes left in the first quarter. Johnson ended the drive with a 64-yard pass to Adam Norman. Heasley’s kick upped the Warrior lead to 14-0 with 2:26 left in the first quarter.
With 44 seconds left in the quarter Johnson hit Adam Norman with a 30-yard touchdown pass. Heasley’s kick put the Warriors up 21-0 with the quarter ending with this score.
Desperate to get on the board the Lions caught the Warriors off guard with a fake punt. Lion punter CJ Clarke faked the kick, and hit Ashton Harley with a 63-yard touchdown pass. The Warrior punt return team was taking instructions from at least two coaches when the Lions decided that the time was right and unloaded. Jack Sensensey added the point after kick to close the Warrior lead to 21-7 with 10:22 left in the second quarter.
The Warriors back on offense were unstoppable with Johnson finishing the drive with an eight-yard touchdown run. Heasley’s kick put the Warriors up 28-7 with 8:38 left in the second quarter.
The Warrior defense continued to hold and Johnson and the Warriors went back to work on offense. Johnson found Adam Norman open for a 47-yard touchdown pass. The kick was off holding the Warriors to a 34-7 lead with 6:21 left in the second quarter.
Lion quarterback Garrison Fields found an opening in the Warrior defense, and hit Senseney with a 46-yard touchdown pass. Senseney’s kick lowered the Warrior lead to 34-14 with 4:52 left in the second quarter.
The Warriors were not going to go into the half-time-break on a sour note. With 1:03 left in the second quarter Heasley raced 28 yards for a touchdown The kick was blocked and the Warriors would take a 40-14 lead into the half-time break.
The Warriors took the kick to start what many fans in attendance consider the longest quarter they have ever seen in high school football with Johnson ending the drive on a five-yard touchdown run. Heasley’s point after kick put the Warriors out front 47-14 with 10:38 left in the third quarter.
Midway in the third quarter time-wise Johnson hit Phillip Campbell with a 33-yard touchdown pass. The kick failed holding the Warrior lead to 53-14 with 5:19 left in the third quarter.
With the Warriors playing everyone the Lions finished a drive with Fields taking it across the goal line from four yards out. The kick failed with the Warrior-lead now 53-20 with 2:51 left in the third quarter.
The Warrior offense turned the ball over to the lions on a fumble but the Warrior defense came to the rescue with Logan Jones returning an interception 38 yards for a touchdown. Heasley kicked the Warriors to a 60-20 lead with 2:18 left in the third quarter.
The Lions would not lay down and die and took the kick following the touchdown with Sensensey going 75 yards on the return. Sensensey added the Lions’ final point of the game with his kick with the Warriors still in control with a 60-27 lead with 2:03 left in the third.
The Warriors returned the favor with Adam Norman returning the Lion kick 70 yards for the touchdown. Heasley added the final point of the game giving the Warriors a 67-27 lead.
The clock was finally run without stoppage to put an end to this one-sided game. The quick-run fourth quarter was scoreless, and the Warriors returned home with the 67-27 win.
On offense for the Warriors, Trent Johnson was 17 of 19 passing for 355 yards and five touchdowns and had 28 yards rushing on 4 carries with two touchdowns, Adam Norman caught 4 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns, and had 77 yards on two carries and returned a kick 70 yards for a touchdown, Logan Jones caught three passes for 107 yards, Daniel Camp had 80 yards on 12 carries and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass, Phillip Campbell caught three passes for 48 yards and a touchdown and had 23 yards on 4 carries, Cade Williams had 84 yards on two carries and caught a pass for 6 yards, Austin Heasley had 51 yards on three carries with a touchdown, Barnes Causey caught two passes for 25 yards and Collin Hamilton had five yards on and end-around run.
On defense, Austin Heasley had seven tackles with an interception; Barnes Causey, Caleb Boykin, and Cooper Lane had five tackles each; Jacob Dubose had four tackles; Josh Duran, Daniel Camp, Andrew Patterson, Collin Hamilton, Logan Jones, Zack Hunt, and Zion Jefferson had three tackles each with Duran adding a batted-down pass and a quarterback sack; Camp getting two interceptions, and Jones returning an interception for 38 yards and a touchdown; Phillip Campbell, Josh Brown, Adam Norman, Austin Coward, Greyson Singletary, and Cade Williams getting two tackles each with Coward getting a fumble recovery.
The Warriors will be home Friday night hosting Pee Dee Academy with game time set for 7:30.