Lamar, Hartsville, Trinity rise in playoffs ranks
By Dawson Jordan
Friday, Nov. 13, the Lamar Silver Foxes, Hartsville Red Foxes and Trinity Titans all advanced farther into the playoffs after a victorious night at their home stadiums.
LAMAR — Lamar faced the McCormick Chiefs, who came with a strong defense. The Silver Foxes and the Chiefs both struggled to gain yards on each other, but after a great catch from Lamars Ja’Quan Toney, they were finally able to score followed by a failed two-point conversion before half time. The second half also saw a strong defensive game with both teams again struggling to score. However, Lamar found a moment and broke through the Chiefs’ defense to add 8 points for a final 14-0 victory over McCormick.
HARTSVILLE — In Hartsville, the Red Foxes faced the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs in a high-action varsity scrimmage. The first quarter set the stage as the Red Foxes scored two touchdowns over the Chiefs, who couldn’t beat the Red Fox defense. The second quarter saw the Chiefs score 6 points while Hartsville continued their spree with an additional 10 points. By halftime, the Red Foxes had a steady 24-6 lead over the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs. At the start of the second half, the Chiefs’ defense kicked up their game, slowing down Hartsville’s advance, only allowing the Red Foxes one touchdown. By the end of the second half, the Chiefs’ defense held off the Red Foxes and scored 6 points. However, it was not enough to threaten Hartsville’s significant lead and the Red Foxes won 31-12.
TRINITY COLLEGIATE — Back in Darlington, the Trinity Collegiate Titans varsity team held their neutral playoff game against the Augusta Christian Lions. The Lions, known to be a very skilled team, put up a strong fight against the Titans, testing their skill but couldn’t keep the upper hand. Friday night’s game was a high-scoring game with long throws, running plays, and interceptions. The Titans owned the first half with a 44-19 lead over the Lions. By the second half, the Lions were able to add a few more touchdowns but still couldn’t catch up to Trinity’s dominating lead. By the end of the game, the Trinity Titans defeated the Augusta Christian Lions 59-33. After Friday night’s victory, the Titans will play for the SCISA State Championship in Charleston. Congratulations to all of our local teams, athletes, and staff for your victories! Be sure to show support for your local teams and athletes as they continue the season.