War Hawks overwhelmed by Lions | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 9:46 am
CPA to host region rival, Dorchester Academy, Thursday in 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton Prep suffered a 49-0 loss to St. Andrew’s School Friday evening on the road to drop them to 1-4 on the season. The War Hawks had trouble stopping the Lions’ senior running back Jacob Boyd and an offensive line that has outscored its opponents 269-6 so far this season.
Colleton Prep had 40-yards of total offense in the contest.
St. Andrew’s scored on their second offensive play on a 40-yard run by Boyd, and went on to score three more touchdowns in the first half. The Lions then scored twice in the third quarter and once in the fourth. The Lions fumbled on the War Hawks’ 1-yard line in the third quarter, giving CPA an opportunity to go on the board. Two plays later, CPA fumbled on the 2-yard line, giving the Lions the ball back, resulting in another score.
The clock ran continuously in the fourth quarter.
The War Hawks have had more than their fair share of bumps and bruises. They were without at least five starters Friday evening and four will likely miss the remainder of the year. Will Dandridge, starting guard, suffered a broken ankle earlier this season. Dylan Kinard, starting strong safety, along with Dawson Sweat, starting running back and free safety, both have ACL injuries. Tyler Hardee, starting running back and outside linebacker, has a hamstring injury. Cameron Hiers, starting cornerback and wide receiver, is out with a concussion.
“Defensively, sophomore strong safety Gabe Barnes and David McMillen were bright spots,” said Coach Rob Gorrell. “I thought they both played their best game of the year. Gabe had six tackles and two pass breakups, while David had seven tackles all in the fourth quarter. He’ll be getting a lot of action this week.
“Saint Andrews is an extremely talented and well-coached team,” he said. “We had some great games against them since I’ve been here. I thought the score didn’t indicate the physicality of the game. I thought our defensive line played well as an overall unit. We didn’t give up any huge touchdown plays. They completed a couple of mid-range passes, but overall, we made them move the ball down the field.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get any momentum built on offense and obviously that is reflected in the score,” said Gorrell. “Too many ***** on the ground from snaps, dropped passes and fumbles.
“Our guys are upbeat,” he said. “They just need something good to go their way. The beauty of South Carolina football is we are 0-0 in the region, so we have a brand new season sitting in front of us with as good a chance as anybody.
“We had kids asking to come in Saturday to work,” said Gorrell. “There is no better way to start region play than against Dorchester Academy. It is going to be a fun one. We’ll be getting some kids back that have been hurt, so I expect to see a great performance from our guys this week.”
Colleton Prep will host Dorchester Academy (5-1, 1-0) Thursday evening in the first Region II-A game of the season. Currently, the Raiders are tied for first place with Thomas Heyward in the region race. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
“Colleton Prep is talented at quarterback,” said Chris Myers, head coach of Dorchester Academy. “He can win a game himself if he has to. Hopefully, we can slow him down and our offense can score a few points.”