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West Mauls Mullins 32-1 4
BY DOUG R UTTER
A light game turned iniu a blow
out last Friday when West Bruns
wick scored three touchdowns in
less than four minutes en route to a
32-14 high school football win at
Mullins, S C.
Mullins led 14-13 at halftime, but
West's defense forced three
turnovers and held the Auctioneers
scoreless in the second half while
the Trojans scored three times in 3
minutes, 25 seconds.
West Brunswick senior quarter
back Eric Johnson continued his
outstanding play, running for two
touchdowns and passing for one
His 48-yard punt return set up the
go-ahead score late in the third quar
ter.
On defense, Kwabena Green in
tercepted a pass and returned it for a
touchdown Cliff Gore had a fumble
recovery and interception and Sher
rell l-ancc also recovered a fumble
for the Trojans.
West Brunswick improved to 3-1
on the season, while Mullins fell to
1-3 The Trojans will carry a two
game winning streak into their Wac
camaw Conference opener Friday at
South Columbus.
"Wc gave up a ample big plays in
the first half, but the defense played
much better in the second half."
West Brunswick head coach Yogi
Hickman said after the game
The Mullins offense racked up
22(1 yards in the first half ? most of
it coming on two big plays ? but the
Auctioneers were held to 86 yards in
the final two quarters
"I thought we played good offen
sively Wc scored 32 points against a
pretty good football team." Hickman
said after his troops netted 261 total
yards against the 3A Auctioneers
West Brunswick opened the scor
ing midway through the first quarter
atter Gore, a sophomore iineman,
recovcicu a fumble ai ihc Auc
tioneers' 45-yard line.
Three plays later, Johnson ran a
keeper around the right side of the
line for a touchdown. The play cov
ered 43 yards, and Derek Frink's ex
tra point gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead.
Mullins responded immediately
with a big play of its own. Junior
running back Telly Friday took a
pitch around the left end, broke two
tackles and raced 75 yards for a TD.
The kick failed, and Mullins trailed
7-6.
West Brunswick answered with a
seven-play. 76-yard scoring drive.
Senior fullback James Morgan broke
loose for a 59-yard run on the third
play, and Johnson finished it off
with a 1-yard dive on fourth-and
goal.
Mullins blocked Frink's extra
point attempt, and West Brunswick
led 13-6 with 2.34 left in the first
quarter.
The Auctioneers' biggest play of
the game came with just under 10
minutes remaining in the second pe
riod. A halfback pass from John
Johnson to Kendnck Smith went foi
88 yards.
Three plays later, quarterback
Matt Ham tossed a 4-yaiu touch
down pass to Tyrone Edge. I lam ran
for the two-point conversion, and
Mullins led 14-13 with 7:45 left in
the half
After fumbling deep in Mullins
territory on their first possession of
the second half, the Trojans regained
the lead for good with 37 seconds
remaining in the third quarter
Johnson's 48-yard punt return
gave West Brunswick a first-and
goal at the 7-yard line
Morgan, who led the Trojans with
84 rushing yards, scored three plays
later on a 4-yard run Frink's kick
gave West a 20-14 lead.
Wesi Brunswick scored again jusi
2 minutes, 32 seconds, later after an
other big defensive play. Kelly
Wooten caused a fumble and Lance
recovered at the Aucs' 40-yard line.
On first down at the 24, Johnson
dropped back to pass and was
flushed out of the pocket. He rolled
right and flickcd a 24-yard touch
down pass to Frink just before run
ning out of bounds.
"That play right there was as
good as I've ever seen," Hickman
said later of Johnson's pass. "That
was just a great athletic play. He's
such a threat He puts so much pres
sure on the defense."
West Brunswick's defense closed
out the scoring 53 seconds later.
Mullins quarterback John Johnson
rolled right and attempted a screen
pass back to his left.
Green, the Trojans' junior middle
linebacker, read the play perfectly.
He caught the pass in stride and
rumbled 35 yards to the end zone.
Despite the 18-point win, Hick
man said West Brunswick's biggest
problem as a team has been lack of
emotion.
"We're not playing with great
emotion. It's real workmanlike," he
said. "We've go! ?o get a lot more
emotional We've been flat."
THE YARDSTICK
W. Brunswick Mullins
8 First Downs 9
35-192 Rushing 30-202
8-12-69 Passing 3-9-104
1-1 Fumbles-Lost 3-2
0 Ints. Thrown 2
4-35 Punts(No-Avg) 4-27
50-50 Penalties-Yards 3-15
Score By Quarters
W. Brunswick 13 0 7 12 ? 32
Mullins 6 8 0 0?14
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Trojans Tame South i, North
BY DOUG RUTTLR
West Brunswick High School's
soccer team continued its domi
nance of county opponents last
week, heating South Brunswick 5-3
and pounding North Brunswick 7-1.
Ciahc Cooper scored three goals
as the Trojans raced out to a 5-0 lead
and held off a late rally by South
Brunswick last Thursday at Smith
ville Township Park
With the victor/. West Brunswick
extended its unbeaten streak in
county matches to IK. Coach Teak
Hemphill's Trojans arc 3-0 in the
county this season and 5-2 overall.
For a while last Thursday, South
Brunswick gave the two-time de
fending county champs all they
could handle The rivals battled to a
scoreless tie through the first 30
minutes before West took command.
Cooper opened the scoring at the
33-minute mark After receiving a
pass from Chris Payne right of the
goal. Cooper chipped the ball just
inside the far post for a I -0 lead.
The Payne-to-Cooper combina
tion struck again in the final minute
of the half. 'I "he seniors worked a
give-and-go to perfection and
Cooper found the lower right corner
of the net from 10 yards out.
West Brunswick bumped its lead
to 3-0 early in the second half on a
Cameron Kinlaw header. Swedish
exchange student Jenny Wahlander
set up the goal with a corner kick.
Cooper completed his hat trick 15
minutes into the second half when
he stole the ball 25 yards from the
South Brunswick goal and fired it
into the lower right comer.
Three minutes later, Alex Karag
iannis headed Zack Hicks' corner
kick into the goal for a 5-0 West
Brunswick lead.
With West Brunswick playing
mostly reserves, South Brunswick
scored three goals in the final 23
minute*. Jamie May had two
and big brother Justin May scored
one.
South Brunswick Coach Ed Mc
Kinnon said the first 20 minutes was
the best the Cougars have played this
season, and he was pleased with the
way his team came back at the end.
"The first 20 minutes we played
real well. Wc were aggressive. !
don't know if we got tired, but they
controlled the second 20 minutes,"
McKinnon said. "After they got that
first goal, our heads went down."
Hemphill said West Brunswick
continued a. recent trend by playing
a "lousy" first half.
"We started off sluggish again,
and if we keep doing that we're go
ing to get beaten," he said.
"The second half we came out
more fired up. It was better passing
by the whole team. As long as we
sta ff photo tr doug (tv/tm
GABE COOPER scored three goals as West Brunswick beat South
Brunswick 5-3 last Thursday in Southport.
pass like we did in the second halt
there's not a team we can't compete
with," Hemphill said. "Chris and
Gabe were awesome passing it back
and forth. That's what I'm looking
for"
Hemphill said the team "fell
apart" at the end of the game. "I had
some guys in who 1 want to get ex
perience. They're learning. I try to
get as many guys in there as I can
just for experience."
Hemphill praised the Cougars. "I
give credit to them. They've had
three coaches in three years and
they're sticking together."
Last Tuesday, West Brunswick
got two goals apiece from Andy
Russ and Karagiannis in a 7-1 victo
ry over visiting North Brunswick.
Kinlaw, Payne and Cooper had
one goal apiece for the Trojans, who
have outscored the Scorpions 12-1
in two matches this year. Payne had
three assists and Kinlaw and
Karagiannis had two each.
West Brunswick is scheduled to
host South Brunswick Thursday at
4:30 p.m. The Trojans will play
Sept. 29 at North Brunswick.
South Brunswick (1-2) had a
match slated Wednesday at Wilm
ington Hoggard.
North Brunswick defeated Topsail
4-2 last Wednesday for its first win
of the season. Steve Sloan scored
two goals and Josh Miller and Scott
Holden one each for the Scorpions.
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WHS I FULLBACK JAMES MORGAN scores the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter of last
week's 32-14 win at MuUins.
Scoring Summary
(WB) Johnson, 43-yard run (Frink
kick)
(M) Friday, 75-yard run (kick
failed)
(WB) Johnson, 1-yard run (kick
blocked)
(M) Edge, 4-yard pass from Ham
(Mam run)
(WB) Morgan, 4-yard run (Frink
kick)
(WB) Frink, 24-yard pass from
Johnson, (run failed)
(WB) Green, 35-yard interception
return (kick failed)
Individual Rushing
West Brunswick: Morgan, 9-84
E. Johnson, 11-60; Daniels, 7-47
Hill, 2-5; Vaught, 2-4; Bland, 2-2
M. Johnson, 1-1; Frink, 1-minus 1.
Mullins: Friday, 11-125; Johnson,
11-57; Mason, 2-10; Ford, 2-9;
Edge, 3-6; Ham, 1-minus 4.
Individual Passing
West Brunswick: Johnson, 8-12
69.
Mullins: Ham, 3-5-104; Johnson,
0-4-0.
Individual Receiving
West Brunswick: Frink, 4-40;
Green, 2-14; Brown, 1-9; Daniels, 1
6.
Mullins: Smith, 2-98; Edge, 1-4.
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