Winston County wins shootout with DanvillePublished 1:49pm Monday, September 23, 2013
Special to the Enquirer
While points flowed more freely than the computation of mathematical equations at a nerd convention, the Danville Hawks could not make e=mc² with as much regularity as Winston County in losing 51-37 last Friday night at Smith-Owens Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 13-0 lead, scoring on a Timber Blankenship 55-yard interception return and a 40-yard pass from Seth Blanton to Edward Lamp. Blanton and Lamp would also connect on a 49-yard TD pass in the second quarter.
For the game, Blanton threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns while also running 12 yards for another score.
Following the first Blanton-to-Lamp touchdown, the Danville Hawks got on the board, driving 76 yards in nine plays. Hawk quarterback Colton McCay scored on a 14-yard run. The PAT failed and with just five seconds left in the opening period the score was 13-6 in favor of Winston County.
Danville fell behind 19-6 before scoring 23 consecutive points to take a 29-19 lead late in the first half. The Hawk touchdowns came on a 73-yard kick return by Dallas McAbee, a 60-yard interception return by McCay and a two-yard run by McCay.
Just when it looked as if Danville would take that lead into the locker room, the Yellow Jackets went 62 yards in just two plays with Blanton and Lamp connecting on the long pass. Winston County’s try for two failed and Danville would take a 29-25 halftime lead.
The Hawks may have dominated the second quarter, but the third belonged to Winston County as they scored three times to take a 45-29 lead into the final period.
Blanton ran and passed for touchdowns on Winston County’s first two possessions to give the Yellow Jackets a 38-29 with 4:43 left in the third. Cody Henderson ran 20 yards for Winston County’s final score of the period.
The fourth quarter saw the two teams trade touchdowns making the final score 51-37. McAbee led Danville with 122 yards on 15 carries before being injured in the third quarter.
McCay ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns including a 71-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Friday night Danville will travel to Priceville to play the Bulldogs in a non-region contest.