Clarendon Hall opened the season with a big win over long time rival Patrick Henry Friday night by a score of 28-14. The Saints took an early 8-0 lead on the first drive of the game scoring on a Dustin Way to Gavin Allan 30 yd TD pass. The Patriots tied the score late in the first and the score remained 8-8 at the half.
Patrick Henry took the lead late in the third quarter, but the Saints answered on their next drive with a 24 yard reverse pass from Allan to Way for a TD. Way ran for the 2pt conversion to make the score 16-14 Saints.
Both teams moved the ball in the 4th quarter but neither could score until under 2 minutes left in the game. The Saints then scored twice in a matter of 20 seconds on two crazy plays to put the game away. Daniel Pappas had an 18 yard run up the middle to the goal line before fumbling into the end zone. Raj Patel recovered for a Saints touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Matthew Corbett recovered a Patriot fumble and returned it 15 yards to the 10 before fumbling himself. Tilton McCrea then scooped up the loose ball and scored to make the score 28-14.
For the Saints, Tilton McCrea rushed 14 times for 110 yards. He also had 92 yards in kickoff returns. Dustin Way rushed 13 times for 66 yards and a 2pt conversion. Daniel Pappas added 58 yards on 9 carries and Gavin Allan had 28 yards on 2 carries. Way was 2 for 12 passing for 38 yards and a touchdown. Allan was 1 for 1 passing for 24 yards and a TD. Both Way and Allan caught the TD passes. Raj Patel scored on a fumble recovery.
On defense, the Saints were led by Mac Davis with 14 tackles and Matthew Corbett with 12. Trey Thomas and Cody Armstrong each added 9, and Daniel Pappas had 7. Davis had a sack and 3 tackles for loss. Corbett had a fumble recovery and McCrea returned a fumble for a touchdown.
The Saints improve to 1-0 on the season. The next game is against Andrew Jackson next Friday in Summerton at 7:30 pm.