SYLVANIA - Accumulating nearly 400 yards on just 31 snaps from scrimmage, the Screven County Gamecocks improved to 4-0 with a resounding 32-0 whipping of visiting Windsor Forest's Knights at Kelly Memorial. The Roosters will begin the defense of their 2014 3AA crown next Friday night when 2014 3AA runner-up Jefferson County comes to Sylvania.
Sophomore quarterback Armani Bunbury accounted for 257 total yards and was a part of four of his team's five scores as he scored on first quarter runs of 50 and 69 yards before throwing touchdown passes of 43 and 42 yards to junior receiver JaTarri Tanksley, one in the second quarter and one at the 8:23 mark of the third quarter.
Following that third quarter score the first team Gamecock offense, which has not played in a fourth quarter all season, sat down. Meanwhile the first team Gamecock defense, which has not allowed a score all season, played the remainder of the third quarter.
Bunbury's finished the night five rushes for 130 yards and was 6-9-1 passing for 127 yards. His five carries were the most of any of the nine different Gamecock backs to carry the ball. GSU commitment Jermany Hawkins had two carries for 55 yards, including a 43 yard scoring run. Malik Prescott, the leading rusher in 3AA coming in with 542 yards and seven scores, carried just three times for 23 yards.
Windsor Forest, coached by Greg Busby the son of former Statesboro High School Head Coach Buzz Busby, spent the night in a two tight end wishbone, dropping back to pass but twice. One drop back resulting in a nine yard sack by defensive end Kevin Walker and the other resulting in an incompletion. The Knights' biggest threats were 52 and 45 yard field goal attempts that each came up short. They finished with 69 yards rushing on 33 attempts.
Jefferson County, who let up in their 42-28 win over Glenn Hills, stands at 2-2 as they head to Sylvania next Friday night. A year ago SCHS defeated the Warriors 12-7 in Louisville. As both teams finished at 5-1 in 3AA, the contest decided the region title.
WFHS 0 0 0 0 — 0
SCHS 13 13 6 0 — 32
SCHS: Bunbury 50 run (Owens kick)
SCHS: Bunbury 69 run (kick failed)
SCHS: Hawkins 43 run (Owens kick)
SCHS: Tanksley 43 pass from Bunbury (kick failed)
SCHS: Tanksley 42 pass from Bunbury (pass failed)
First downs 5 13
Total Yards 69 372
Rushes-Yards 33-69 23-251
Passing 0 127
Comp-Att-Int 0-1 5-8-1
Turnovers 1 0
Penalties-Yards 6-40 4-35
Rushing_SCHS: Bunbury 5-130, Hawkins 2-55, Prescott 3-23
Passing_SCHS: Bunbury 5-8-1, 127
Receiving_SCHS: Tanksley 2-85, Whatley 1-16, Johnson 1-15