The Dillon Christian School Junior Varsity team fell in a hard-fought game to Trinity Collegiate on Thursday night. Here is a photo gallery by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald and Craig Brown, sponsored in part by Tracy Pelt for Dillon County Sheriff.
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By Craig Brown
The Dillon Christian School JV team Warriors’ football hosted the Titans of Trinity Collegiate School of Darlington JV team Thursday night in one of the most exciting games and finishes ever at Warrior Field.
The Warriors trailed by four points with the ball on the Titans’ four-yard line as time ran out giving the Titans the 30-26 win.
The Warrior coaches and players don’t believe in moral victories and due to a mishap could have made the end zone before the clock expired. But a loss is hard to take and what-ifs don’t win games.
Viewing the teams from the sidelines the Titans looked to be about two inches taller and 15 to 20 pounds heavier than the Warriors but the Warriors have some very talented players with a scrappy attitude. I look forward to seeing some of these players when they reach the varsity level.
On the Warriors’ first offensive possession, Warrior quarterback Avery Sherman hit wide receiver Walker Chavis with a 72-yard touchdown pass.
The conversion was good to give the Warriors an 8-0 lead with 6:27 left in the first quarter. The Titans finished a long drive with Tre Leonard crossing the goal on an eight yard run. Tre Leonard ran in the conversion to even the score at 8-8 with 3:35 left in the first quarter.
With 15 seconds left in the first quarter Tre Leonard picked up his second TD of the game and added the conversion to give the Titans a 16-8 first quarter lead. Tre Leonard ran through tacklers on his way to a 53-yard touchdown run again adding the two-point conversion to increase the Titan lead to 24-8 with 2:59 left in the second quarter.
With zero seconds left on the clock Warrior quarterback Sherman hit receiver Jackson Outlar with a 40-yard touchdown pass.
The conversion failed ending the first half of play with the Titans up 24-14.
The Warriors broke a defensive struggle in the third quarter with Sherman hitting Ford Richardson with a 42-yard touchdown pass. The conversion failed but the Titan lead was closed to 24-20 with 10 seconds left in the third quarter with the quarter ending with this score.
On the Warriors’ first possession in the fourth quarter, Walker Chavis broke several tackles on his way to a 48-yard touchdown run with 5:26 left in the fourth quarter.
The conversion failed but the Warriors had the lead at 26-24. The Titans used up the clock on their final drive of the game with Tre Leonard finishing his one-man offensive show with a 20-yard touchdown run.
The conversion failed holding the Titan lead to 30-26 with 2:05 left in the game. The Warriors put together a great drive and had a couple of chances to get in the end zone but time ran out with the ball on the four-yard line.
On offense for the Warriors, Avery Sherman was 10 of 13 for 297 yards and three touchdowns, Jackson Outlar caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown adding 68 yards rushing on four carries, Ford Richardson caught four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, and Walker Chavis caught two passes for 99 yards with a touchdown adding a 48-yard touchdown run.
On defense CJ Bailey had 11 tackles; Ford Richardson had six tackles with an interception,; Jackson Outlar and (8) had five tackles with a quarterback sack each; Reese Bracey had four tackles with a quarterback sack; Avery Sherman and Thompson Stone had two tackles each; and Richie Rodriguez, Jasper McIntyre, and Gavin Jones added a tackle each.