By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep War Hawks earned their first win of the season on Friday evening in a 59-12 victory over Northwood Academy at home. Colleton Prep (1-2) was coming off a 0-2 start after losses to Andrew Jackson and Hilton Prep on the road.
Drew Murdaugh (SR) scored three times in the first quarter to give Colleton Prep a 20-0 lead. Murdaugh connected with Noah Catterton on an 18-yard pass (Nettles, kick) to make it 27-0 in the second quarter. Cole Davis then scored on a 15-yard run (Nettles, kick) and Hayden Williams went in the endzone on a 4-yard run (kick failed) to make it 40-0 at the half.
In the third quarter, Caden Crosby scored on a 15-yard run (kick failed) and Cayson Warner had a 4-yard touchdown run (kick failed) to put the War Hawks on top 52-0. Eli Rowe scored on a 45-yard run in the fourth quarter. Northwood got on the board twice in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough to deter the War Hawks from capturing a 59-12 win in their first home game of the season.
Colleton Prep’s senior quarterback, Drew Murdaugh, had six carries for 126 yards and scored three touchdowns in the game.
Cole Davis had four carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Caden Crosby had three carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.
The War Hawk defense was led by Noah Catterton with 8 tackles and Walker Nettles with 7 tackles. Cole David added 4 tackles and an interception.
“I thought our offensive line did a great job tonight,” said Coach Greg Langdale. “We averaged over 17 yards a carry tonight and a lot of that is due to the offensive line. Drew Murdaugh got us off to a great start. He had over 100 yards rushing in the first quarter. Offensively tonight, we did a great job of not making the mistakes we were making in the first two games.”
“Defensively our front four did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage,” said Langdale. “We were able to put them in third and long all night and we were able to get some turnovers tonight that helped put our offense in good field position.”
Colleton Prep is scheduled to travel to Beaufort Academy (1-1) on Friday, September 10; however, the Eagles were unable to play last week due to quarantine. As of press time, no further information was available regarding the status of the upcoming game.