Jerod Tucker scored three touchdowns and teammate Davon Anderson added two more to lead Summerville to a 45-33 victory over West Ashley on Friday at Wildcat Stadium.
Tucker, a senior, finished with 107 yards on 16 carries. Anderson, a junior, had 128 yards on 16 carries.
Summerville freshman quarterback Sawyer Bridges completed 8 of 13 passes for 137 yards and one TD.
Tucker got the Green Wave (2-3) going in the first quarter with touchdown runs of 6 and 10 yards. Anderson scored from 56 yards to make it 21-0 midway through the second quarter.
The Wildcats (1-4) finally got on the board when senior tailback Dominique Gaines ran 69 yards to make it 21-7. Gaines finished as the leading rusher on the night with 161 yards on 20 carries and 3 TDs.
Summerville coach John McKissick liked what he saw from his offense.
“Our offense has a lot of speed,” he said. “And my freshman quarterback is getting better every game. However, I was a little disappointed in our defense tonight.”
West Ashley scored at the end of the first half as Derrick Kinloch caught a 34-yard TD pass on a reverse-flea flicker from Pedro Manigault to make it 28-14 at the break.
“I thought my sophomore quarterback came of age tonight,” said Wildcat coach Bobby Marion. “He was much improved tonight. Our defensive line just could not stop them.”
Manigault finished 11-21 for 80 yards.
Trailing 45-21, West Ashley rallied in the fourth quarter but came up short.
“There’s no quit in this team,” said Marion. “We’re gonna battle to the end.”
Said McKissick: “Give West Ashley credit. They hung in there and played hard.”
Summerville 14 14 10 7—45
West Ashley 0 14 7 12—33
SUMM — Jerod Tucker 6 run (Parker Cleveland kick)
SUMM — Tucker 10 run (Cleveland kick)
SUMM — Davon Anderson 56 run (Cleveland kick)
WA — Domonique Gaines 69 run (Caroline Cashion kick)
SUMM — Kendall Parker 42 pass from Sawyer Bridges (Cleveland kick)
WA — Derrick Kinloch 34 pass from Pedro Manigault (Cashion kick)
SUMM — Cleveland 25 FG
WA — Manigault 6 run (Cashion kick)
SUMM — Anderson 57 run (Cleveland kick)
SUMM — Tucker 11 run (Cleveland kick)
WA — Gaines 11 run (pass failed)
WA — Gaines 1 run (pass failed)