Wildcats continue to roll with region win over Taylor County

Published 11:16 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

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ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Wildcat football team (SCHS) ran their Region 4-A record to 3-0 with a hard-fought 49-14 win over Taylor County (TC) on Friday, October 11, at Schley County High School.

SCHS running back Zamon Ross got the Wildcats on the board with an eight-yard touchdown run. The extra point by Demarkis Clark was good and the Wildcats had a 7-0 lead with 4:17 left in the first quarter.

Running back Trent Bivins added to the Wildcats’ lead when he broke free and ran the ball 92 yards for a touchdown. The extra point by Aaron Pinckard was good to give SCHS a 14-0 lead with 9:14 left in the first half.

However, the Vikings had something to say. Running back Martavioun Little scored a touchdown from 24-yards out. The extra point by Jax Windham was good and the Vikings had cut the Wildcats’ lead to 14-7 with two minutes left before halftime.

The Wildcats fought right back as SCHS quarterback Garett Peavy threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Landon Dailey with 28 seconds left before halftime. The point after by Pinckard was good, putting the Wildcats up 21-7 at halftime.

In the second half, the Wildcats took over. They were able to move the ball deep into TC territory. Then running back Trent Bivins scored a rushing touchdown from two-yards out. The extra point by Pinckard was good, giving SCHS a 28-7 lead with 6:07 left in the third quarter. SCHS added to their lead when Bivins scored his second touchdown of the night. The extra point by Pinckard was good, giving the Wildcats a 35-7 lead.

However, the Wildcats still weren’t done. Luke Renfroe scored on a 10-yard run. The extra point by Demarkis Clark was good and the Wildcats had a 42-7 lead with 9:01 left in the game.

TC was able to get another touchdown when quarterback Jabin Ford threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Ladarious Johnson. The extra point by Windham was good to make the score 42-14 SCHS with 8:16 left.

However, the Wildcats were able to get one more touchdown to put the icing on the cake. Running back Jarrett Long scored on a six-yard run. The extra point by Pinckard was good and SCHS won by the score of 49-14.

Bivins led the Wildcats in rushing with 173 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns. Ross rushed for 102 yards on 17 carries and scored one touchdown. Dailey carried the ball 12 times for 80 yards and had one touchdown reception. In total, the Wildcats amassed 464 yards on the ground against the Vikings.

On defense, the Wildcats were equally as impressive. Dailey led the team in tackles with five and Zykevious Walker had four tackles, including one tackle for a loss.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Region 4-A standings. They will travel to Montezuma, GA on Friday, October 18, to take on Macon County in another Region 4-A contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.