Danville 42, East 6
In a contest that was much closer that the final score indicated, the East Tartans not only scored the opening salvo of the affair, but gave a tough Danville squad a strong fight for two-and-a-half quarters of play before the Blue Devils ultimately pulled away for a 42-6 victory over the Tartans on Friday evening in Danville.
East, who fell to 1-1 on the year with the loss, put together the opening salvo when Brady Douthat found Tommy Lambert for a six-yard touchdown pass during the game’s first drive. The Tartans, however, were unfortunately able to muster just 40 yards the rest of the way.
Douthat led the way for the second week in a row by completing seven of his 15 passes for 42 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. The Tartans will play at Albany Alexander on Friday.
Rock Hill 48, Northwest 6
Despite showing promise late in a fourth-quarter bout with the Rock Hill Redmen behind a 53-yard touchdown run by Noah Mills, the Northwest Mohawks couldn’t get untracked against Rock Hill in a 48-6 defeat to the Redmen at Rock Hill.
No matter what the Northwest defense threw at Rock Hill, nothing could seem to stop the Redmen’s Zak Adkins. Adkins scored from 69, 17, and 98 yards out in the first three quarters of play en route to finishing for 198 yards on six carries as Rock Hill collected a 41-0 defeat after the opening three stanzas. Mills then took his only carry of the game to the house with no time remaining in the contest after Rock Hill’s Tanner Cochran scored from a yard out to open the fourth-quarter scoring.
Overall, Mills’ 53-yard touchdown run accounted for more than 60 percent of Northwest’s total rushing yards on the evening. Andrew Howard (five carries, 24 yards) and Hobby Howard (six carries, 17 yards) were among the main contributors on the ground for Northwest.
Adkins, Zak Barnette, and J.D. Hackworth combined to rush for 313 yards for the Redmen to move Rock Hill to 1-1 overall with the win. Northwest, who fell to 0-2 with the loss, will have to regroup in its home opener against Chillicothe Southeastern.