Swansea Tigers defeat Brookland Cayce

SWANSEA, SC -- The Tigers scored 14 points in the first quarter and held off a second half rally by the Bearcats as Swansea edged Brookland-Cayce 14-7 at Doug Bennett Field.


Score By Quarters -- 1, 2, 3, 4 = Total
Brookland-Cayce -- 0, 0, 7, 0 = 7
Swansea -- 14, 0, 0, 0 = 14

S -- Will Singleton 3 Pass from Chris Oliver (Gus Mota PAT), 3:49 1st Quarter
S -- Brian Simmons 3 Run (Mota PAT), 0:03 1st Quarter
BC -- Maurice Odom 15 Run (Kyle James PAT), 5:35 3rd Quarter

SWANSEA, SC -- The Tigers scored 14 points in the first quarter and held off a second half rally by the Bearcats as Swansea edged Brookland-Cayce 14-7 at Doug Bennett Field. The win improves the Tigers to 2-1, while the loss drops the Bearcats to 1-2. Swansea has captured all three meetings in the series that was started in 2000 by the scores of 40-27 at SHS two years ago and 20-14 last season at The Cage in Cayce.

Swansea's first score was setup by junior tailback Brian Simmons' 51-yard rumble to the B-C four-yard line. On third-and-goal from the three-yard line, senior quarterback Chris Oliver rolled right and found senior wingback Wil Singleton for a wide open touchdown. Junior placekicker Gus Mota connected on the first of two extra point attempts to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead at the 3:49 mark of the first quarter.

The Tigers stretched their lead to 14-0 with just three seconds left in the opening stanza as Simmons scored from three yards out. This score was setup by a 47-yard pass from Oliver to junior wideout Whitney McDaniel on a fourth-and-one at midfield and Simmons scored one play later. The Tigers ended B-C threats at the Swansea 33-yard line (interception by junior Destin Goins) and a field goal attempt by Bearcats' junior Kyle James (30 yards) in the second quarter to shutout Brookland-Cayce in the first half.

B-C would finally get on the board at the 5:42 mark of the third quarter as sophomore runningback Maurice Odom scampered 15 yards around left end on a third-and-four play to cut the deficit to 14-6. James' PAT was true and Brookland-Cayce trailed by one touchdown. The Bearcats' scoring drive covered 75 yards on eight plays as B-C picked up 49 yards on the ground (five plays) and 26 through the air.

In the final quarter, B-C made a huge stop on Simmons at the goal line that resulted in a fumble and the Bearcats recovered in the end zone for a touchback. But, the Tigers forced Brookland-Cayce into a three-and-out series on the ensuing possession. However, B-C would have one final crack with 6:32 remaining as the Bearcats drove from their 15-yard line to the Swansea 31-yard line. On fourth-and-16 from the Tigers' 37-yard line, senior quarterback Robert Wells avoided a major rush from the Tigers and found Odom on the right hash mark who dodged his way for 13 yards before being stopped by Swansea defenders.

Brookland-Cayce controlled the tempo of the game as the Bearcats ran 59 offensive plays consuming 27 minutes and registering 15 first downs, compared to Swansea's 21 minutes, eight first downs, and 46 offensive plays. B-C had a balanced attack with Wells passing for 168 yards on 11 completions (21 attempts), while the Bearcats ran the ball for 137 yards on 33 rushes. Swansea tallied 81 yards (7-of-12) through the air and 129 rushing yards on 29 attempts.

A telling statistic in tonight's game was the penalty category as Brookland-Cayce was whistled for six penalties resulting in 68 yards, while Swansea did not commit a penalty the entire game. Another fact is that B-C ventured inside the Swansea 35-yard line on five different series, but came away with just one touchdown as the Bearcats squandered two field goal opportunities (34-yard fake field goal in the first quarter and a 30-yard attempt was wide right in the second quarter).

Brookland-Cayce will travel to Chapin (2-1) next Friday for a 7:30 kickoff with the Eagles. B-C has won the only two meetings with Chapin as the Bearcats downed the Eagles 24-13 at Chapin in 2000 and 14-6 last year at The Cage. Swansea will host Class 2A state power Silver Bluff at Doug Bennett Field.

Team Stats
Total Yards -- BC (59 ATT, 305 YDS), S (46 ATT, 210 YDS)
Rushing -- BC (33 ATT, 137 YDS), S (29 ATT, 129 YDS)
Passing -- BC (11 CMP, 22 ATT, 168 YDS, 1 INT), S (7 CMP, 12 ATT, 81 YDS, 1 TD)
1st Downs -- BC (15), S (8)
Penalties -- BC (6-60), S (0-0)
Fumbles/Lost -- BC (2/0), S (1/1)
Fumbles Recovered Yards -- BC (none), S (none)
Interceptions Made -- BC (none), S (1)
Interceptions Yards -- BC (none), S (0)
3rd Down Conversions -- BC (4/8), S (5/10)
Red Zone Conversions -- BC (1/3), S (2/3)
Time of Possession -- BC (27:11), S (20:49)

RUSHING (33-137-2FUM-1TD)
Maurice Odom -- 13 rushes, 67 yards, 1 TD, 1 FUM
Robert Wells -- 19 rushes, 78 yards, 1 FUM
Mikael Owens -- 1 rush, -8 yards

PASSING (11-22-168-1INT)
Robert Wells -- 11 completions, 21 attempts, 168 yards, 1 INT
Maurice Odom -- 0 completions, 1 attempt

Charles Horne -- 1 reception, 10 yards
Marquis Jones -- 2 receptions, 41 yards
Maurice Odom -- 1 reception, 13 yards
Mikael Owens -- 4 receptions, 58 yards
Jamar Goodwin -- 3 receptions, 46 yards

Jason Cothran -- 2 punts, 69 yards, 34.5 average, 0 returns, 1 downed, 1 out of bounds
Senad Ademovic -- 1 punt, 31 yards, 31.0 average, 0 return, 1 out of bounds

Senad Ademovic -- #1 47 yards to the 13-yard line (12 yard return), #2 55 yards to the 5-yard line (18 yard return),

Personal Foul -- 2 (30)
Holding -- 2 (20)
Block in Back -- 1 (10)

For more information, check out the Brookland-Cayce High School football web site at www.scsoccer.com/bcfootball.

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