Lamar Silver Foxes lose to Dillon Wildcats

Lamar’s Ja’quan Tony returns the kickoff to Lamar’s own 40-yard line. PHOTO BY JOHNNIE DANIELS

The Dillon Wildcats defeated the Lamar Silver Foxes 47-8 in Lamar on Friday, October 1, in varsity football action. Dillon’s Charles Brayboy took the opening kickoff. Quarterback Jack Grider tossed a pass to Davin Brogdon to get the ball moving toward the goal line. Grider kept the ball on the next play for a first down followed by another pass to Charles Brayboy. Grider’s next target was Nemo Squire who scored after the pass reception with 10:11 remaining in the first quarter. Ny’an Maxwell’s PAT was good to give Dillon a 7-0 lead. Lamar’s Pat Anderson took the kickoff. Faced with a third and 6, Pat Anderson carried but was stopped for no gain. On fourth down, Tyler McManus punted. Dillon took over on their on 49-yard line. Dillon methodically began moving the football with Nemo Squire carrying for 6 yards followed by another carry to pick up a first down. Jack Grider completed a pass to Davin Brogdon. Dillon was faced with a third down. However, Nemo Squire rushed for a first down followed by another carry for 8 yards. Ty Martin picked up a first down to keep the ball moving. Nemo Squire capped off the drive with a touchdown with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter. Ny’an Maxwell’s PAT was good. Dillon now led 14-0. After Patrick Anderson took the kickoff, Lamar started the offense on their own 24-yard line. Lamar was unable to get a first down, and Tyler McManus punted . Dillon’s Jack Grider threw a long perfect pass down the sidelines that slipped through threw the receiver’s hands. Nemo Squire picked up 14 yards on the next play prior to Donnez Alford’s reception that resulted in a touchdown with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter. Ny’an Maxwell’s PAT was good. The Silver Foxes were unable to pick up a first down. On fourth down, Lamar attempted a fake punt with a pass that fell incomplete. Dillon took over on downs. Dillon navigated the ball towards the goal line with Nemo Squire carrying it in from the 5-yard line with 11:09 remaining in the first half. A flag on the PAT attempt was against Dillon. The next attempted PAT failed. Lamar’s Ja’Quan Toney returned the kickoff to Lamar’s 40-yard line. Patrick Anderson picked up a first down. Faced with fourth and 2, Anderson again picked up a first down. Lamar had momentum going their way until a fumble recovery by Dillon’s #23. After Dillon converted 4 first downs, Nemo Squire scored with 2:55 remaining in the first half. Ny’an Maxwell’s PAT was good. Dillon led 34-0. At halftime, Dillon was up 34-0. Patrick Anderson took the opening kickoff of the second half and carried it to Lamar’s own 35-yard line. From there, the Silver Foxes began to slyly move the football. Lamar’s #4 picked up a first down followed by another first down by Patrick Anderson. Lamar’s #6 tossed a touchdown pass to Anderson with 8:27 remaining in the third quarter. The 2-point conversion to #12 was good. Dillon’s Ty Martin returned the kick off to Dillon’s 47-yard line. On the first play, Dillon fumbled and Lamar recovered with good field position. Lamar quickly capitalized on the mistake and scored only to have the play nullified due to a holding call against the Silver Foxes. Dillon’s defense stepped up, and Dillon took over on downs. After 3 quarters of play, Dillon was up 34-8. Dillon’s Kamarion Singletary scored with 10:27 remaining in the game to go up 41-8. Dillon managed to score another touchdown in the waning moments of the game. Lamar will travel to Lewisville (Richburg) on Friday, October 8, for a 7:30 p.m. game. Dillon will host Waccamaw. Support your team.

Author: Rachel Howell

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