Top ranked foxes beat Monarchs
On a crisp fall night the Hartsville Red Foxes defeated Manning 35-0 making Homecoming 2015 a big success. Hartsville ran its conference record to 3-0, 8-0 overall, with the victory. In spite of a number of penalties, the Foxes made big plays on offense and played tough defense all night long limiting Manning to 117 total yards.
Special teams played well also with Riquan Cotton blocking a punt, and Dealante Moore running it in for a score. The Foxes opened the scoring at the 2:33 mark of the opening quarter on a Shy McPhail 14 yard TD run. Miller Braddock’s XP made it 7-0. The big play on the drive was Brian River’s 65 yard run to the 4 yard line.
After a 10 yard holding penalty, McPhail’s run started the scoring. A little over a minute later, Cotton blocked the punt, Moore scampered in and the Braddock’s PAT made it 14-0 with 1:29 left in the first. There was no more scoring in the half as both teams battled to overcome penalties. Coming out after halftime, Collins Bishop scored on an 11 yard run with the XP making it 21-0. Both Bishop and Rivers had big runs on the drive with Rivers converting on a 3rd and 22 with a 24 yard run.
The next drive by the Foxes followed a familiar story. With penalties backing up the Foxes, Matt Lynch completed passes out of the backfield to both Rivers and McPhail to pick up key 1st downs. Finally with 6:26 left in the quarter, Collins Bishop ran through a huge hole up the middle for a 7 yard TD. Braddock again added the point after making it 28-0. The last score of the game came with 0:25 left in the third quarter when Rivers took it in from 22 yards out.
A 27 yard Lynch to Davion McCoy pass on 3rd down set it up for Rivers. Braddock remained perfect on the night making the final score 35-0. Another big rushes night led the way for the Foxes as they ran for 382 yards in the game. Leading rushers were Brian Rivers, 12 carries for 174 yards and a TD, while Collins Bishop added 73 yards on 12 carries and 2 TD’s. On defense, it was a great effort all night, holding the Monarchs to 117 yards with 50 yards coming in the fourth quarter when game was decided.
The Shug’s Smokehouse Offensive Player of the Game was left tackle Weidner Wilfong whose blocking set up the long runs all night. The Shug’s Smokehouse Defensive Player of the Game was Karlos Witherspoon who anchored the strong front line the contained the Monarchs the entire game. Next week the Foxes head to Lakewood to take on the Gators with a 7:30 kickoff. Go out and support the team as they continue their unbeaten ways. See you there!