Foxes roll over Orangeburg-Wilkinson
The Hartsville Red Foxes opened the first round of the 4-A playoffs with a convincing 45-6 win over the Bruins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson. The win pushed the Foxes record to 10-1, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson finished their season at 3-8. Continuing a recent trend, the Red Fox defense forced a 3 and out giving the offense good field position.
They took advantage with a two play drive, with Tiyon Evans scoring from 49 yards out. Caleb Caldwell converted the first of his seven extra points giving the Red Foxes a 7-0 lead. After forcing another punt the Foxes moved to the O-W 3 yard line behind two A.J. Joyner to Quise Huggins pass completions.
Donovan Lambert ran the final 3 yards and the PAT made it 14-0. Using short passes and strong running by Theo Johnson the Bruins reached the Red Fox 23 yard line before turning the ball over on downs. On 2nd down Tiyon Evans exploded again for a 68 yard touchdown and after Caldwell’s PAT the Foxes had a 21-0 lead.
The second quarter began with the Foxes on the move again after another O-W punt. After Evans had a 50 yard run to the O-W 35 yard line, the Foxes stalled and O-W took over on downs. With a long delay due to an injury to their QB, the Bruins took advantage of 42 yards of penalties to move inside the Red Fox 10. A big interception by Curtis Thompson stopped the drive at the 5 yard line.
On 2nd down Evans ran 91 yards for his third TD of the night. The PAT gave the Foxes a 28-0 halftime lead. After receiving the second half kickoff the Foxes wasted no time getting on the scoreboard again, moving 75 yards in three plays. A key play was a 47 yard completion from Joyner to Dashawn Davis. Collins Bishop finished the drive with a 21 yard gallop into the end zone and the Foxes quickly led 35-0.
There was no more scoring in the quarter as Hartsville lost a fumble on the O-W 3 yard line and Keyshawn McDonald intercepted an O-W pass near midfield. The fourth quarter scoring began with Caldwell making a 27 yard field goal giving the Foxes a 38-0 lead. Orangeburg-Wilkinson got on the board with 3:37 left in the game as Theo Johnson ran it in from the 4 yard line. The PAT failed leaving the Foxes with a 38-6 lead.
The second unit had an impressive drive behind the running of Dariyan Pendergrass and Lacy Josey. Josey ended the scoring with an 11 yard run and Caldwell capped his perfect night with 6 PATs and the Foxes led 45-6. Orangeburg-Wilkinson tried to mount another drive, but a JD Pendergrass interception ended the game.
The Bizzell’s Offensive Plyer of the Game was Tiyon Evans with eight carries for 279 yards and three TD’s. The Bizzell’s Defensive Player of the Game was Curtis Thompson whose interception on the 5 yard line stopped an O-W drive. Next week The Foxes continue their playoff run with a home game against Cane Bay. Game time will be 7:30. Go out and support the Foxes.