The only thing not working for Greenbrier in the Wolfpack's win over Lincoln County on Friday night was the scoreboard.
Rontae Norman (9), of the Lincoln County Red Devils, tackles Greenbrier's Reggie Rice (35) in Friday's game at the Brierpatch.
Photo by Mike Adams
Greenbrier and Lincoln County began the game at the Brierpatch with the game clock being the only part of the scoreboard that was functioning correctly.
Fortunately for Greenbrier, everything else went according to plan, defeating the Red Devils 36-16.
After battling to a 7-7 tie in the first quarter, Lincoln County attempted to control the game through ball possession. The Red Devils kept the ball for more than nine minutes in the second quarter, driving to a first and goal on the Greenbrier 4-yard line on one possession.
The Wolfpack defense held strong, with Freddie Jones knocking away a fourth-down pass at the goal line to give Greenbrier the ball and a huge momentum swing.
"That's the best goal line stand we've had in a couple of years," Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick said.
Derrick's defense came through again in the second half after Lincoln County drove down the field for a first and goal from the 6 yard line. Greenbrier kept the Red Devils out of the end zone and held Lincoln County to a field goal.
"We work on defending the goal line every day in practice," senior Reggie Rice said. "It's all part of the game."
In the second half, Greenbrier's offense took over.
For the second consecutive week, Rice led the Wolfpack rushing attack to break the game open.
Greenbrier rushed for 328 yards, including two touchdown runs from Rice, as the Wolfpack put up 29 points in the second half. Erik Smith added another rushing touchdown while Lashawn Butler sealed the win with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the third quarter.
Lakeside's Jamel Holmes is brought down by Jefferson County defenders. Jefferson County defeated the Panthers, 23-8, in Friday's game. Lakeside, 1-0 in Region 2-AAAA play, has a week off before meeting Greenbrier.
Photo by Parish Howard
Greenbrier outscored Lin-coln County by 20 points in the second half .
Rice, a senior, has now had five rushing touchdowns in the past two weeks.
"I hope he gets five more the next two weeks," Derrick said.
Greenbrier (1-2) will begin Region 2-AAAA play at Jones County Friday night.
Richmond Hill 0
Playing on the road, the Harlem defense shut out Richmond Hill Friday night to give the Bulldogs their second win of the season.
Harlem limited Richmond Hill to only 91 total yards of offense while the Bulldogs scored twice on the ground and once on a 25-yard field goal from Kenji Link.
Harlem's Gabe Greer scored the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run midway through the second quarter.
Brendan Gray added another score on an 18-yard run late in the fourth quarter.
Harlem (2-2) will begin Region 3-AAA North play with a game next week at Richmond Academy.
Augusta Christian 35, Orangeburg Prep 7
Facing the team that ended the Lions' 2004 playoff run, Augusta Christian found revenge in an air attack that produced three touchdowns in a road win over Orangeburg (S.C.) Prep on Friday night.
Augusta Christian's Kyle Meeks scored first on a 9-yard touchdown run, while Lions quarterback Lee Banks found Austin Greene in the end zone twice and Josh Whitaker once. Tyler Bourdo added to the win with a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Augusta Christian Lions enter their bye week undefeated at 4-0.
Jefferson County 23
Lakeside gave up 226 yards rushing on the road at Jefferson County on Friday night to drop its second game of the season.
Turnover problems returned for the Panthers in the form of four second quarter fumbles that killed any chances of sustaining an offensive drive. Senior quarterback Chris Drayton scored the only touchdown of the game for Lakeside on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.
The Panthers, 1-0 in Region 2-AAAA play, will have a week off before returning to region action at Greenbrier on Sept. 23.
The Evans Knights (0-3) took the weekend off and will regroup to host Greenbrier on Friday in a Region 2-AAAA showdown.
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