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Summerville backup QB leads Green Wave to victory over Stall

Green Wave routs Warriors

Summerville senior running back Caleb Cummings picks up yards for the Green Wave on Oct. 8.

In his first varsity start at quarterback for Summerville, junior Harrison Weston led the Green Wave to a 63-12 win over Stall on Oct. 8.

Weston, who got the start after Campbell McCurry was a week earlier, completed eight passes to five receivers in the first half for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a 62-yard TD pass to sophomore Ka’Mari Hair, a 46-yard TD strike to senior Dakari McCutchen and 44-yard TD pass to sophomore Yannick Smith that gave Summerville a 57-6 halftime lead.

“We played well,” Summerville coach Ian Rafferty said. “I challenged them before kickoff to come out and play a complete game and I thought we did that even though we made too many mistakes and had too many penalties."

McCutchen led the Summerville receivers with three catches for 65 yards. Senior Kris McDonald, who was crowned Homecoming King at halftime, had two receptions for 35 yards.

Junior Marquez Spells led the Green Wave running backs, rushing for just under 100 yards and scoring two touchdowns. He found the end zone from three yards out in the first quarter and had a 47-yard touchdown run in the second.

Summerville dominated the first quarter, holding Stall to negative offensive yards. The Warriors' most productive drive of the quarter gained four yards and ended in a punt.

Running backs Christian Grant and Trae Green both scored from inside the 5 in the opening quarter. The quarter ended with a big Summerville special teams play. A punt snap got past the Stall punter and rolled into the end zone for defensive back Taree Bell to fall on for a TD.

On the first play from scrimmage in the second quarter, Stall quarterback Charles Watson threw a deep ball to Ky’juan Mack for an 84-yard touchdown.

Israel Pope added a 29-yard TD run for Summerville in the third quarter for a 63-6 Green Wave lead.

Stall’s other score came on a 1-yard TD run by Ty’shawn Mack with just more than a minute remaining in the game.

Summerville improved to 4-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 8-AAAAA. Stall fell to 0-4, 0-2.

“It’s a whole new season now,” Rafferty said. “It’s going to get tougher so we will have to play with more intensity, but we are happy to start off region play with a win.”

This week, Summerville travels to West Ashley. The Wildcats are coming off a 41-7 win over Ashley Ridge.

“We just need to clean up the mistakes on offense and keep playing great defense,” Rafferty said. “We will need to play fast and physical against West Ashley. They have a good team and athletic kids so it will definitely be a tough game.”

West Ashley 41, Ashley Ridge 7

Ashley Ridge fell to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in Region 8-AAAAA with a loss at West Ashley. Quarterback Xavier Proctor-Floyd completed 13 of 28 pass attempts for 130 yards but the Swamp Foxes didn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter. Proctor-Floyd connected with Xaviar Horry on a 9-yard touchdown pass for Ashley Ridge’s sole TD. Horry finished with seven receptions for 96 yards.

West Ashley stuffed the Swamp Foxes' running game and scored touchdowns on a fumble return and an interception return. The Wildcats rushed for 308 yards and two touchdowns, and scored two TDs on pass plays.

Jarvel Gordaon led the Swamp Foxes’ defense with four tackles and five assists. Christian Garlan had three tackles and three assists, and Nick Downing had two tackles and three assists. TJ Wilson had nine assists. Omar Harris and Cade Branham both recovered a fumble for the Swamp Foxes.

This week, Ashley Ridge hosts Berkeley (2-2, 1-1 in Region 7-AAAAA). The Stags are coming off a 28-21 victory over Wando.

Augusta Christian 34, Pinewood Prep 13

Shane DaRe scored on a 30-yard TD pass from Asa Windham for a 6-0 Pinewood lead. The Panthers (4-4) also scored on a short run in the second quarter before  Augusta Christian started to pull away. Windham finished with more than 100 passing yards.

This week, Pinewood hosts Laurence Manning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. It is the Panthers final home game of the regular season.