Season ends for War Hawk Football with loss in opening round
by The Press and Standard | November 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 11:05 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep War Hawk Football season ended Friday Nov. 8 when they fell 21-6 on the road to Carolina Academy in the opening round of the SCISA Class A Playoffs.
It was a scoreless game until the final 3:48 in the first half when Carolina Academy went on the board after a 2-yard touchdown run. The Trojans scored again late in the third quarter following a blocked punt and again with under eight minutes left in the game after a long interception return. The War Hawks went on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Crosby to Gabe Barnes (kick, failed).
Quarterback Jordan Crosby was 8-17 for 106 passing yards with a touchdown. He added 14 carries for 87 yards on the ground. Drew Murdaugh had 17 carries for 122 rushing yards.
On defense, Hunter Hudson led with nine tackles. Jacob Breland added eight tackles and both Drew Murdaugh and David McMillen had seven tackles.
“Our guys came out and really played hard tonight,” said Head Coach Greg Langdale, who will record a 6-5 overall record and 3-1 finish in Region II-A in his first season at Colleton Prep. “They gave it everything they had and left it all on the field. We had a couple of breaks that just didn’t go our way tonight.
“Offensively, we had penalties on our first few drives that put us behind the chains and made it hard for us,” said Langdale. “We just couldn’t get into a rhythm. Our guys ran the ball hard, but we just couldn’t punch it in when we needed to.
“Carolina had a lot of athletic players on offense and I thought for the most part we were able to contain them,” said Langdale. “They just made a few more plays than we did tonight. I could not be prouder of our guys and the work they put in this year. The guys on this team make you proud to be a War Hawk. We are losing a lot of great seniors who provided a lot of great leadership throughout the season.”