There were two games on the Thursday high school football slate to start week eight. A reminder to catch the Chevy End Zone Friday night at 11:15 pm on NewsChannel 15. You can get regular scoring updates every Friday night by following @ChevyEndZone on Twitter or WPDE Sports on Facebook.
South Florence 34 Carolina Forest 20
The South Florence Bruins came from behind in the second half to outlast the Carolina Forest Panthers 34-20 on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium in Florence. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bruins were first on the board as Ethan Grainger found Octavious Richardson on a 25 yard scoring play. South Florence missed the extra point, opening the door for Carolina Forest to take the lead. Harold Atkinson's 1 yard score made it a 7-6 Panthers lead at the half.
Things picked up in the third quarter starting with a pick six by Aaron Williams. That made it a 14-6 Panthers lead. The Bruins answered right back as Grainger and Richardson hooked up for a second time to cut the deficit to 14-12. Grainger's third TD pass of the night went to Shannon James and the Bruins added a two point conversion to make it 20-14. The third quarter flurry was closed out when Atkinson rambled 50 yards to tie the game at 20. A missed extra point kept it that way through three quarters.
In the fourth, the Bruins peservered and pulled away on a pair of three yard TD runs by Grainger and Brandon Lewis. Carolina Forest drops to 6-2 on the year and 1-1 in region play. The Panthers will travel to Lugoff-Elgin next Friday night. South Florence (5-3) is also 1-1 in the league and has a big showdown at Conway next week.
Green Sea-Floyds 55 Creek Bridge 8
The Trojans got a combined 522 yards rushing from two running backs in a convincing effort on Thursday night in Centenary. Green Sea didn't get on the board until :24 seconds left in the first quarter when Rashad Bessant broke a tackle and darted 55 yards for the first score of the game. Following the kickoff, the Trojans got a pick six from Trequez Miller to take a 14-0 lead. In the second quarter, Devarus Spain scored a pair of touchdowns from 1 yard and 8 yards to build a 28-0 advantage.
Bessant finished with 316 yards on the ground and four TD's, while Spain had 206 yards and two scores. Coach Joey Still's team breaks a six game losing streak to improve to 3-6 on the year. The Trojans close out the regular season next Friday night when they host the Hemingway Tigers. Creek Bridge is now 0-8 and will host Carvers Bay next week.