View Mobile Site

Related Articles

Friends to Follow

Screven opens region with 34-7 win

Text Size: Small Large Medium

            Screven County broke open a close game with 20 points in the final six minutes to earn a 34-7 road win over Westside-Augusta in the Region 3-AA opener for the Gamecocks.

            After Westside cut a 14-0 lead in half with 8:07 to play in the game, Screven capped a six-play, 56-yard drive on a six-yard run by quarterback Michael Johnson with 5:46 to play.

            Down 21-7, Westside went for it on fourth down near midfield, but came up short. It took two Travis Cole runs of 48 yards and the final 11 yards to give Screven a 28-7 lead.

            Screven added a late touchdown for the final margin.

            Cole finished with 189 yards rushing on 19 carries. Johnson rushed for 65 yards on eight carries and also tossed a 15-yard scoring pass to Cornelius Roberts.

            Screven held the ball for less than five minutes in the first half, but led 7-0 on the strength of a 26-yard scoring run by Todd Scott.

            Westside went on an 18-play, 69-yard drive that took up 10 minutes of the second quarter. But Screven held at its 11-yard line and Trent Roberts blocked Westside’s field goal attempt

            Screven moves to 3-1 on the season, 1-0 in region play. Screven plays host to Jefferson County Friday – its first home game since playing Statesboro on Aug. 31.

  • Bookmark and Share

SUBSCRIBE to the Statesboro Herald print edition or online e-Edition and get EXCLUSIVE news and information online with complete access to all complete stories on Now you'll have Soundoff, Local Birth Announcements and columnists like Jan Moore, Phil Boyum, Roger Allen, John Bressler and Holli Bragg. Also, Letters to the Editor, Local Editorials and many new exclusive items will all be there just for you! And, when you're away from home, you can read the paper page by page anywhere, anytime from your computer with your subscription.



Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...