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New Hanover 48    Socastee 21

Trailing by seven after Socastee scored on its opening possession, New Hanover answered with a 70yard drive as the Wildcats used a big night from Trequan Age to pick up a 48-21 win in game two of the Fourth Annual Carolinas Kickoff Clash in Myrtle Beach.

Freddie Taylor. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Freddie Taylor. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Age finished with 219 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, while Burke Estes spread the wealth, completing 20-of-24 pass attempts for 258 yards and one score. University of Georgia commit Garrett Walston also made seven receptions for 102 yards in the victory.

Javeon Hill punched it in from one yard to tie the game at seven midway through the first quarter and after a Socastee punt, Age took the first play from scrimmage for 71 yards to give New Hanover a 13-7 lead after 12 minutes of action.

Estes hit Age with a 50-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7 in second period and Hill put in his second score of the night from two yards out to close a dominating first-half for the Wildcats.

Following a punt on the opening drive of the game, New Hanover scored four touchdowns on their next four possessions until the Braves closed the deficit to 28-14 after a nine-yard run by Branson Goswck early in the second half.

Estes and the Wildcats’ offense methodically moved the ball downfield on the ensuing drive and Wiz Vaughn took it into the end zone to make it 34-14 to break away from Socastee.

Hall finished with nine rushes for 49 yards and two scores, while Estes hit six different receivers through the air.

New Hanover improved to 2-0 on the road this year and play in their home-opener against Havelock at Legion Stadium on Friday, September 4.

NHHS    13-15-7-13=48

Socastee   7-0-14-0=21

NHHS stats: Passing– Burke Estes, 20-of-24, 258 yards, TD; Rushing- Trequan Age, 16 rushes, 169yards, 3TD; Javeon Hall, 9 rushes, 49 yards, 2TD; Wiz Vaughn, 3 rushes, 21 yards, TD; Freddie Taylor, 3 rushes, 14 yards; Receiving- Garrett Walson, 7 catches, 102 yards; Trequan Age, 2 catches, 50 yards, TD; Lamont Howard, 2 catches, 32 yards; Wiz Vaughn, 4 catches 19 yards; Freddie Taylor, 3 catches, 26 yards; Carl Scott, 2 catches, 29 yards


Seventy-First 18    Hoggard 7  

Paul Underwood made three trips to the end zone as Seventy-First scored 18 unanswered points in an 18-7 win over Hoggard on Friday.

Hoggard looks to bounce back following a 12-7 setback on Friday. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Hoggard looks to bounce back following a 12-7 setback on Friday. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Tony Allen put the Vikings on the board with a three-yard carry to give Hoggard a 7-0 lead at the 9:13 mark of the first quarter.

Seventy-First answered with a 54-yard touchdown run by Paul Underwood and he gave the Falcons a 12 -7 advantage with 3:16 to play in the third quarter on five-yard carry.

Underwood put the game away with his third touchdown of the night from two yards out to make it a two score game with 2:20 to play in the fourth quarter.

Hoggard fell to 1-1 overall and play host to Pine Forest at Scott Braswell Stadium on Friday, September 4. Seventy-First improved to 2-0 in non-conference play.

Hoggard          0-7-0-0=7

Seventy-First    0-6-6-6=18