GOOSE CREEK — Running with the football, catching the football, it just doesn’t seem to matter to Goose creek’s Tramel Terry.
The versatile Terry can do it all for the Gators.
Terry had 129 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns, and running back Caleb Kinlaw added 82 yards and two more scores to lead Goose Creek past Summerville, 49-14, Friday night before a crowd of more than 6,000 at John Fulmer Field.
Terry lined up at wide receiver, running back and was also used as a kick return specialist for the Gators. He finished the game with 14 carries for 72 yards and caught seven passes for another 57 yards.
“It doesn’t matter to me where I’m playing, running back or wide receiver,” Terry said. “I just do what the coaches tell me to do and as long as we’re winning I don’t care where I play. I just want to work hard and improve every time I step on the field.”
Terry, who has verbally committed to play at the University of Georgia next fall, has been slowed with a hamstring injury he suffered during the preseason. But an injured Terry was still good enough to dominate a game.
“I’m about 80 to 90 percent,” Terry said after the game. “I don’t have that extra gear. I’m getting there, but I’m not 100 percent yet.”
Despite putting up 49 points, Terry said the Green Wave defense was solid.
“They hit us hard, they stopped the sweep all night,” he said. “You got to give Summerville credit, they didn’t back down.”
The Gators (3-0) methodically moved the ball at will for most of the game as they rolled up 401 yards of total offense, scoring on five of their first seven possessions.
“Anytime you beat a Summerville team, it’s a good win,” said Goose creek caoch Chuck Reedy. “I thought our playmakers made some big plays when we needed them. Tramel Terry, Caleb Kinlaw and our quarterback, Dantez Bennemon, all had good games. Overall, it was a good effort and a good win for us.”
The Gators’ defense was equally impressive, giving up just 187 yards of total offense. The Gators sacked Green Wave quarterback Sawyer Bridges four times, had three interceptions and recorded seven other tackles for loss.
“They hit us with one big run and then they had the long punt return,” Reedy said. “Other than that they didn’t really threaten us. We’ve got eliminate those big plays, but overall, they played well.”
The Gators jumped to a 7-0 lead when Kinlaw capped a 9-play, 62-yard drive with a 19-yard TD on the Gators opening possession.
The Green Wave answered, tying the game at 7-7 just two minutes later on Davon Anderson’s electrifying 68-yard TD with 5:26 left in the opening quarter.
From there it was all Gators as they scored 28 points of the game to open up 35-7 lead on Bennamon’s 10-yard TD pass to Jordan Barnes with 4:10 left in the third quarter.
Darin Smalls had a 85-yard punt return for a TD for the Green Wave on the first play of the fourth quarter, but any hopes of miracle comeback were quickly squashed on Rico Blanding’s 64-yard TD run there plays later.
Kinlaw added a 13-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter.
Summerville 7 0 0 7—14
Goose Creek 14 7 14 14—49
GC — Caleb Kinlaw 19 run (Masamitsu Ishibashi kick)
S — Davon Anderson 68 run (Park Cleveland kick)
GC — Kalan Ritchie 4 pass from Dantez Bennamon (Ishibashi kick)
GC — Tramel Terry 2 run (Ishibashi kick)
GC — Terry 3 run (Ishibashi kick)
GC — Joradn Barnes 10 pass from Bennamon (Ishibashi kick)
S — Darin Smalls 85 punt return (Cleveland kick)
GC — Rico Blanding 64 run (Ishibashi kick)
GC — Kinlaw 13 run (Ishibashi kick)