First Downs 6 5
Rushes-Yards 37-320 31-84
Passing Yards 16 22
Total Yards 336 106
Comp-Att-Int 1-4-0 3-11-0
Turnovers 1 0
Penalties-Yards 5-25 8-50
Rushing: SCPS: Govan, 2-120, 2 TD. MHS: Kato, 15-65, TD.
Passing: SCPS: Chamblee, 2-4, 16 yards. MHS: Cliett, 2-6, 13 yards.
Receiving: SCPS: Sanders, 1-16. MHS: Scott, 2-20.
SCPS 7 28 7 0 — 42
MHS 0 0 0 8 — 8
6:49 -- Myrick (SCPS) 18 yard rush (PAT good).
10:53 -- Govan (SCPS) 55 fake punt run (PAT good).
7:25 – Chamblee (SCPS) 19 yard rush (PAT good).
3:21 – Govan (SCPS) 65 yard rush (PAT good).
0:06 – Chamblee (SCPS) 15 yard rush (PAT good).
0:54 -- Johnston (SCPS) 13 yard rush (PAT good).
0:35 – Kato (MHS) 3 yard rush (2 pt. Kato good)
Metter, GA — After a sloppy first quarter, the Savannah Christian Raiders (7-0, 4-0) hit the gas against the Metter Tigers (3-4, 3-3) and never looked back.
The Tigers’ looked to their homecoming for their first home victory of the season, but their hopes were quickly diminished as the Raiders stormed to a 42-8 win.
Fumbling on their
opening drive, the Raider offense struggled to find rhythm early, and relied on the athleticism of their athletes to control the game.
Savannah Christian opened the second quarter Nardo Govan took a 55-yard fake punt to the end zone, giving them a 14-0 lead on the Tigers. Things quickly spiraled out of control for Metter as Savannah Christian met them with three consecutive scoring drives, distancing themselves 35-0 at the half.
Metter started the third quarter off with a high on-side kick landing in their paws hoping to swing some momentum their way. However, the Tiger offense could no find a groove and the second half resulted in a battle of field position.
Fullback Chris Johnston tacked on the Raiders final score in the second half with a 13-yard run up the gut, pushing the score to 42-0.
Behind junior running back Harry Kato, the Tiger pieced together a five play scoring drive in the final minutes of the game. Kato carried the ball every possesion on the drive for 41-yards, including the two point conversion.
For Savannah Christian head coach Donald Chumley the game showed him what his team needed to work on.
“I’m proud of my boys, but we played sloppy. We scored off a lot of busted plays, and overall our offense didn’t play very well…We have to refocus and finish the race. Now, we’re in playoff mode, and Championship teams can’t look back,” said Chumley.
Next week, the Raiders will meet with undefeated Calvary for top seed in the region while Metter will try to keep their undefeated record on the road alive as they travel to Savannah Country Day.