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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Powdersville High School Varsity Football finishes season in Playoffs; falls to Chester High School 61-28


Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30 PM

Powdersville High School
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Chester High School
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Game Recap

Powdersville Varsity Football finished their season on Friday, November 3, 2017, with a winning season and a 61-28 playoff loss at Chester. The Cyclones came out strong early, and Patriots took the lead 21-15 in the second quarter. Chester came back for an eight-point lead at the half, and their passing game in the second half sealed the victory.

Chester had a 15-0 lead with 4:19 remaining in the first quarter when junior Tay Cureton capped a 70-yard drive with a ten-yard run thru traffic to the end zone. A minmute-and-a-half later, Senior Keith Becknell aimed a 30-yard pass for senior Jordan Meekins. A Chester defender got a hand on the ball, and Meekins caught it on the deflection before he landed horizontally on the 17. On the next play, Senior EJ Humphrey ran the ball to the corner marker for a TD. Junior Collin Beck nailed the extra point after both touchdowns, and Patriots were within one point, 15-14.

Two minutes into the second quarter, Senior Gavin Agin forced a fumble when Chester was fourth-and-deep. Humphrey, Cureton, and Becknell took turns rushing, and Humphrey finished the 68-yard drive with a four-yard rush into the end zone. Beck’s kick put Powdersville ahead 21-15. Chester scored twice before the end of the period to go into halftime leading 29-21.

The Cyclones extended their lead to 35-21 less than two minutes into the second half. On

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the kickoff return, Meekins broke loose along Chester’s sideline. A defender forced Meekins to fumble near the 50, and Agin scooped up the ball at full speed with no one blocking his path to the end zone. Beck’s kick was good, and Patriots narrowed the gap to 35-28. The Cyclones scored twice more for a 48-28 lead at the end of the third quarter, and twice in the fourth quarter for a 61-28 final.

Patriots carried the ball 41 times for 253 yards. Becknell completed 5 of 19 passes for 77 yards. Patriots finished the season with a 6-5 overall record, the team’s fourth winning season and fifth year to earn a playoff berth. Head Coach Robert Mustar commented, “I am extremely proud of our players. We had 18 seniors that did some great things for us, and they can say they finished their high school football career with another winning season. Some of these seniors played varsity throughout their 9th to 12th grade years, and they had four straight winning seasons. Many of the teams we play wish they could say that.”

Not only were there great plays at Chester by Patriot seniors, several underclassmen demonstrated great potential for next year — juniors Tay Cureton had an impressive night rushing and receiving, Cade Barton claimed negative yards from Chester’s quarterback, Collin Beck nailed four-for-four PATs, and sophomore Kiundre Hunter delivered a flying tackle that looked like Superman had arrived. Can’t wait for next year! Best wishes, Patriots, as you move on to winter and spring sports and other activities. We’ve had so much fun watching you play!! #OneTeamOneDream #GoPatriots!!

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Girls Varsity Cross Country · Congratulations Athlete of the Week for Week Ending October 27th!



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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Upperstate Champions! Powdersville High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Chapman High School 3-0


Monday, October 30, 2017

6:00 PM

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UPPERSTATE CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to Powdersville Varsity Volleyball team on their 3-0 victory at Chapman on Monday, October 30, 2017. Chapman had a home court advantage with a full set of stands and 60+ years of championship banners on the gym walls. Powdersville faithful — both students and adults — filled the opposing side and Patriot students dressed for pre-Halloween claimed front-row visibility. The entire student section stayed on their feet all night as Lady Patriots came from behind in each set and won 25-18, 25-18, and 25-20. What a great game!

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©2017 Chuck Hughes Photography www.chuckhughes.smugmug.com #HuesPhoto

In the first set, Powdersville dug their way out of a 3-7 hole and racked up 13 kills before the set was over. In the second set, Lady Patriots were down 1-6 before they came back with blocks from Senior Sydney Harrison and kills from Senior Karli O’Neill. In the final set, Chapman was leading 4-10 when Powdersville started their third comeback. Senior Meara Matter served six points and put the Lady Patriots up 13-12. Chapman made Powdersville work for every point, and Lady Patriots focused until Chapman’s last ball went out of bounds. As officials pointed Lady Patriots’ way, mayhem and chants of State! State! State! erupted for Powderville’s first-ever girls Upperstate Champions!

Powdersville, 19-0 overall and 10-0 in the region, will play Bishop England in the state final on Saturday, November 4, at Chapin High School at 2:30 pm. Call your friends and organize the car pools to Columbia! Lady Patriots will make history as the first girls team from Powdersville to play for a state championship! STATE! STATE! STATE! #OneTeamOneDream! #GoPatriots!!

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Patriots News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 30 – November 5


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Powdersville High School, October 30 – November 5

MONDAY

October 30, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Chapman High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 31, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 01, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 02, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 03, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 04, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Cross Country
SC AAA High School Championships at Sandhills Research Park, Columbia
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
AAA SC High School Championships at Sandhills Research Center, Columbia
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Competitive Cheer
Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 05, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Patriots News · Event Recap: Week of October 21 – October 27


Saturday, Oct 21st

Girls Varsity Competitive Cheer
Dorman – Cavalier Cheer Classic
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Gotta Run Tri-County Championships
1st Place SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Tri-County Championships – Nettles Park, Clemson
3rd Place SUMMARY

Sunday, Oct 22nd

No event results

Monday, Oct 23rd

Girls Varsity Golf
State Tournament (Day 1) – Hosted by Chapman at River Falls
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Gettis D Broome High School
W 3 – 0 SUMMARY

Tuesday, Oct 24th

Girls Varsity Golf
State Tournament (Day 2) – Hosted by Chapman at River Falls
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
vs. Clinton High School
L SUMMARY

Wednesday, Oct 25th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Camden High School
W 2 – 3 SUMMARY

Thursday, Oct 26th

Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Palmetto High School
L 22 – 38 SUMMARY

Friday, Oct 27th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Palmetto High School
L 55 – 41 SUMMARY

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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Powdersville High School Varsity Football falls to Palmetto High School 55-41


Friday, October 27, 2017

7:30 PM

Powdersville High School
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Palmetto High School
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Game Recap

Powdersville Varsity Football fell at Palmetto 55-41 on Friday, October 27, 2017. With the win, Palmetto seized second place in the region and home field advantage for next week’s first round of playoffs.

Palmetto scored first, and Patriots caught up 7-7 in the first quarter when senior quarterback Keith Becknell and senior receiver Jordan Meekins combined for a 63-yard touchdown pass. Becknell found Meekins downfield a half-step beyond the last defender and delivered the pass ahead of him. Meekins stretched, tucked it under, and sprinted thru open field to the endzone. Junior Collin Beck nailed the extra point. Four minutes later, Palmetto responded with a second touchdown. Senior Gavin Agin returned Palmetto’s subsequent kickoff 74 yards to score. A barely-wide PAT attempt left the Patriots one point short, 14-13, at the end of the first period.

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©2017 Chuck Hughes Photography www.chuckhughes.smugmug.com #HuesPhoto

Palmetto ran five yards for a touchdown three minutes into the second quarter to extend their lead to 21-13. With 7:31 remaining, Becknell scrambled on a third-and-11 play and threw a one-handed pass on the run downfield to senior EJ Humphrey. Humphrey had nothing but green grass ahead of him and finished the 46-yard play with a TD. Palmetto broke up a conversion pass and left Patriots two points short, 21-19. Palmetto scored again two plays later and held on to their 28-19 lead until the half.

In the third quarter, Patriots and Mustangs traded possessions and Palmetto finished a scoring drive with a 1-yard run to go up 35-19. Patriots regained momentum when Humphrey finished their next drive with a 20-yard run through the middle. Becknell passed to Meekins for the two-point conversion, and Patriots were back within eight points, 35-27, at the end of the period.

Patriots’ senior defensive back Dylan Taylor intercepted a pass at Palmetto’s end zone as the fourth quarter opened. Patriots could not get out of Mustang territory and attempted a kicker pass on fourth down that resulted with Mustangs taking over the ball with first-and-goal. Palmetto scored on the next play to push their lead to 41-27. On third-and-goal with 8:31 remaining, Becknell threw the ball high above his tallest receiver. Meekins leaped skyward over a defender and managed to land in bounds in the back of the end zone. Beck’s kick was good, and Patriots were still in the game 41-33. From there, Palmetto scored two more touchdowns to go up 55-34 with less than three minutes remaining. Patriots kept battling, and Becknell connected with sophomore Joe McGuff for 17 yards on a fourth-and-five play. Beck’s kick narrowed the gap to 55-41. Palmetto recovered Patriots’ onside kick with :30 remaining and took a knee on the final play for the win.

Becknell completed 17 of 37 passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns plus rushing for another 33 yards. Meekins caught four passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Humphrey contributed 63 yards and one touchdown receiving and 59 yards and a second touchdown rushing. McGuff caught two for 18 yards and one TD. Agin chalked up a return TD plus an interception and led the Patriot defense with eight tackles. Other highlights for the defense were Taylor’s interception and a forced fumble and fumble recovery by junior Sam McConnell.

Patriots’ record slips to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the region. Powdersville finishes the regular season behind Palmetto and Emerald, which means they will travel to Chester for the first round of playoffs on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 pm. Last year, Powdersville defeated Chester at home 57-49 in double overtime to win the second round of playoffs. Make the road trip to cheer for our Patriots!! #OneTeamOneDream #GoPatriots!!

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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Powdersville High School Junior Varsity Football falls to Palmetto High School 38-22


Thursday, October 26, 2017

7:00 PM

Palmetto High School
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Powdersville High School
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Powdersville JV Football fell to region foe Palmetto 38-22 on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Palmetto came out strong in the first quarter and led the rest of the game.

Patriots were down 16-0 with 3:03 remaining in the second half when freshman receiver Kai Williams made a beautiful diving catch in the end zone to snag a pass from sophomore quarterback Brian Lowry. The Lowry-to-Williams combination cashed in the conversion play as well, and Patriots narrowed the gap to 16-8 going into the half.

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Palmetto picked up another TD in the third quarter on a 16-yard run and added a conversion to extend their margin to 24-8. With 1:45 remaining in the quarter, Lowry connected on a pass to freshman Cole Bracken that put the Patriots in a first-and-goal situation. Lowry finished the drive with a three-yard rush into the endzone and reduced the margin at 24-14 at the end of the third period.

Palmetto opened the fourth quarter with a 30-yard touchdown. Patriots refused to give up and Williams scored with five minutes remaining for a one-touchdown gap, 30-22. Palmetto scored an insurance TD and added the conversion for a final of 38-22.

“Although our JV record this season was not where we wanted to finish, I am very proud of this team,”  commented Head Coach Robert Mustar.  “There were several times that we pulled up JV players to assist the varsity on Friday nights and that made things harder on Thursdays.  I’m really excited about the players that we have in our program and what these young athletes are going to be able to offer our varsity team in the future.”

Patriots’ JV finish the season with a 4-6 overall record, 3-2 in the region. Congratulations to the JV players who will be playing with varsity during playoffs! Best wishes to those moving on to other sports! Congratulations to all on a great season — looking forward to next year! #OneTeamOneDream #GoPatriots!

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