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Clarendon's football scores from 9/16

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Scott's Branch arrives late

Scott's Branch held a 20-0 lead late in the fourth quarter, but that's when things decided to get interesting. Two scores in the fourth got St. John's right back into the game.

Coach state said, "We didn't stay focused, we had penalties in the fourth, and they did a good job capitalizing, but we got out with a good mentally tough win."

The 20-16 win snaps a three game losing streak and gives his team some much needed momentum before they return home to face the physically tough Lee Central this Friday night. As a team, Scott's Branch ran 321 yards on 35 carries. Senior running back Ernie Calloway led the team with 130 yards and two touchdowns, and contributed 14 yards receiving. Tyler Kind gained 78-yard rushing, as well as 29 yards receiving. Defensive end Kanye McFadden tallied 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 6 total tackles. RJ Gibson provided the lone interception for Scott's Branch.

East Clarendon's woes continue

The Wolverines drop their fifth straight game as they lost 54-12 to Hannah-Pamplico. East Clarendon kept it close with a halftime score of 14-6, but the second half was a different story as Hannah-Pamplico scored 40, sending East Clarendon to a 0-5 record on the season. With an upcoming off week, the Wolverines will look to get some rest and make some adjustments to turn their season around as they host Hemingway on 9/30.

Laurence Manning wins key region game

Laurence Manning got their first win in the region with a 42-16 win over Camden Military. A 7-yard touchdown for running back Thomas Sumpter saw LMA get to an early 6-0 lead. Quarterback Tyler JUne would add a 21-yard rushing touchdown in the first to make it 12-0.

In the second quarter, June connected with Lane Bowen for a 15-yard touchdown pass, and June ran in a 2-point conversation. Up 20 in the second, Bryson Smith added a 19-yard touchdown to make it 26-0. A 45-yard touchdown by Ian Harris made the score 35-0 going into half time.

The second half was played with an 8 minute running clock, and Camden Military finally found the end zone with touchdown runs in the third and fourth quarters. Noah Tanner would then answer the Camden Military scoring with a 90-yard kick off return for a touchdown to make the game 42-16. 

"It was the best we played all season," Head Coach Will Furse said. "Offensive line opened holes, running backs made people miss, it was a great team win, and we are looking forward to keeping it going."

With over 300 yard rushing as a team, LMA will look to build off this performance, as they enjoy a week off, and then hit the road to play Heathwood Hall.  

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