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The winning, dominant ways of four-time defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork continued Friday at Irmo.

The Silver Foxes rolled to a 51-12 victory over fellow Lexington-Richland District Five school Chapin.

It was their 42nd consecutive game without a loss, 41st straight in-state victory and 25th consecutive win in region play.

Dutch Fork jumped out to a 34-0 halftime lead and led as many as 45 points in the second half. Clemson two-sport commit Will Taylor threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns and wide receiver Elijah Spencer had eight receptions for 190 yards and three TDs.

For the second consecutive week, Dutch Fork (2-0, 2-0) recorded a defensive touchdown. Trace Danley returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Jarvis Green led the ground attack with two rushing touchdowns.

With 3:16 left in the third quarter, Hunter Sheppard found Zavier Short for a 13-yard touchdown for Chapin. It was the first points allowed in seven quarters by Dutch Fork.

Sheppard threw a second touchdown of 34 yards to Kyle Ares with 2:32 left in the game. Sheppard finished with 146 passing yards for Chapin (1-1, 0-1), which plays host to White Knoll next week.

Dutch Fork heads on the road next week to face River Bluff in its season-opener.

North Augusta 41, Airport 6

The Eagles got off to a 6-0 start following a four-yard touchdown run by Immanuel Bovain on their opening drive.

It was all Yellow Jackets the rest of the way as they scored 41 unanswered points for the region win.

Jacari Buckson rushed for two, four-yard touchdowns in the first half. Backfield mate DJ Curry also rushed for two scores in the second half and quarterback Austin Harrell added a one-yard keeper.

Defensively, Jacquez Ryans forced a fumble on a sack and recovered it at the one-yard line. The play was still ruled a touchdown.

Airport (1-1, 1-1) returns to action at home Oct. 12 against Aiken.

Batesburg-Leesville 52, Eau Claire 0

Quarterback Jenavas Williams was 15-26 for 295 yards and 5 touchdowns and Marvin Gantt rushed for 139 yards to lift the Panthers.

Batesburg-Leesville (1-1, 1-1) had two defensive touchdowns - a 33-yard interception return by James Cogdill and a fumble recovered in the endzone by Chris Whitt.

The Panthers travel to Columbia next week.

Gilbert 43, Fox Creek 0

The home opener at Leonard Price Field saw 10th ranked Gilbert ride a career performance to victory.

Running back Colton Mason rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over Fox Creek. He also had a 23-yard reception as he accounted for nearly half of his team’s 492 total yards.

Quarterback Izayah Whiteside threw for 140 yards and had two touchdowns, rushing and passing, for the Indians (2-0, 2-0). Defensively, Gilbert held the Predators to 145 total yards, 35 passing, and Hunter Boatwright had a team-high seven tackles.

The Indians play host to Brookland-Cayce next week.

Irmo 14, Dreher 0

Deedrick Starkes and Dylan Williams both rushed for touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets (2-0, 2-0).

Up next is a first place showdown in the region with fourth ranked AC Flora at Memorial Stadium next week.

South Aiken 31, White Knoll 6

EJ Hickson threw two touchdown passes to Jonathan Burns and rushed for another score to lead the Thoroughbreds to the road victory.

Dominick Hodge had a 48-yard interception return for a score for South Aiken.

TJ Peeples had a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Timberwolves’ lone score. He finished with 118 rushing yards.

White Knoll (0-2, 0-1) travels to Chapin next week.

WW King 48, Northside Christian 18

The Knights snapped a three-game losing streak in winning the battle of SCISA Lexington County eight-man schools.

Northside Christian quarterback Max McKenna threw for 210 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two scores. Charlie Compton had 10 receptions for 180 yards and a score.

WW King (2-3, 1-2) plays host to Palmetto Christian, while the Crusaders (2-3, 1-1) are home against Richard Winn.


Gray Collegiate 56, Columbia 0

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