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The Dillon Wildcats defeated the Loris Lions 41-14 in varsity football action played in Loris on Thursday, September 20, before a large group of fans.
The Wildcats took the opening kick-off and were forced to punt as were the Loris Lions on their first possession.
The Dillon Wildcats found themselves facing a fourth and 9, and were forced to attempt to run the ball out of the end zone. The Wildcats were stopped on their own 1-yard line…great field position for the Loris Lions.
The Lions’ Jaquell Randall scored from the 1-yard line with 3:48 remaining in the first quarter to go up 6-0 over the Wildcats. Jaylen Bellamy’s PAT was good. Loris led 7-0.
Dillon faced a fourth and 2 on Loris’ 10-yard line. The football got by Chris McCollum, and the Lions took over on the 28-yard line.
Dillon’s Jamorian Fling intercepted a pass and scored with 10:38 remaining in the second quarter. The PAT was blocked. Loris led 7-6.
Faced with fourth and 6, Loris attempted a field goal that was blocked.
Dillon was once again unable to move the football and punted on fourth and 9. Loris’ Duke Bellamy returned the punt for a touchdown with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter. Jaylen Bellamy’s PAT was good. Loris was up 14-6.
Dillon fumbled the kick-off, and Loris recovered on Dillon’s 35-yard line. Donnez Alford intercepted a pass and scored from the 12-yard line to cut the lead to 2 points, 14-12. The 2-point conversion attempt failed.
Loris was forced to punt on their next possession. Jackson Graham’s punt placed the Wildcats on their 20-yard line with 2:24 remaining in the half.
After Dillon’s defense forced Loris to punt in the opening of the third quarter, Dillon’s offense went to work. Dillon’s Brandon Allen scored on a pass from Josiah Oxendine with 6:45 remaining in the third quarter. Chris McCollum scored 2 points on the conversion to give Dillon a 20-14 lead.
After a good punt-return by Jamorian Fling, Ty Martin picked up 8 yards prior to running for a 42-yard touchdown with 5:04 remaining in the third quarter. The 2-point conversion failed.
Loris’ Jackson Graham punted from the Lion’s 45-yard line. The punt went into the end zone.
Dillon started on their own 20-yard line. Dillon was forced to punt. Loris fumbled but recovered the fumble and carried the ball into the end zone. A penalty nullified the play.
After 3 quarters of play, Dillon was up 26-14.
Dillon’s Ty Martin scored with 9:47 remaining in the game. Chris McCollum scored the 2 points on the conversion. Dillon lead 36-14.
Jamorian Fling scored with 2:11 remaining in the game. The PAT was good by Stephan Rojas.
Dillon had a total of 313 yards of offense of which 305 were rushing yards. Donnez Alford was on the receiving end of a Josiah Oxendine 8-yard pass good for a touchdown. Ty Martin rushed for 244 yards with 2 touchdowns on 27 carries. Jamorian Fling carried 10 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Sirmod McCallum carried once for 11 yards. Donnez Alford carried 3 times for 11 yards.
On defense for the Wildcats: Anthony Grant had 11 tackles, 3 sacks, and 3 tackles for a loss. Drezion Carmichael had 3 tackles and an assist. Sirmod McCallum had 3 tackles. Chris McCollum had 2 tackles and 3 assists. Jamorian Fling, Brandon Allen, and Kwh’Meiz McNair each had 2 tackles. Ahmad German had 1 tackle and 3 assists. Wayvon Bright had a tackle and an assist. Donnez Alford, Dremero Diggs-Snowden, Ian Meyers, and I Simpson each had a tackle. Daryll Bethea and Zay Davis each had an assist.
Dillon will host Aynor on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Loris will travel to face the Waccamaw Warriors of Pawley’s Island on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.