CALHOUN FALLS — The Whitmire High School Wolverines won their first game of the season 42-6 against the Calhoun Falls Charter Blue Flashes.
The Wolverines used a pushing rushing attack and stingy defense to get the win. Wolverine’s quarterback Austin Jenkins scored first on a 10-yard run in the first quarter and Cole Eison made the PAT. The Wolverines increased their lead in the second quarter when Devin Vo made a two yard run and Eison made the PAT.
“Our seniors took the lead. We were all business Friday night,” said Head Coach Charlie Jenkins.
The Blue Flashes got their only points on a 30-yard score with 5:24 left in the second quarter. The PAT failed. According to Jenkins, the Blue Flashes did not throw out any surprises Friday night.
“They were who we thought they would be,” he said.
Before the end of the first half the Wolverines scored two more times. Alex Ellison scored on a two yard run with 4:37 still on the clock and Chris Keisler scored on a seven-yard romp with 1:03 on the clock. Eison converted one of the two PATs.
In the third quarter, West Jenkins earned a 15-yard score and Austin Jenkins added a two-point conversion.
“A highlight play of the night was probably the last touchdown run by Quin ‘Skeet’ Jeter. He is a back up player but our players celebrated for him like we won the Super Bowl,” Coach Jenkins said.
Eison once again attempted a PAT and once again succeeded.
In preparation for next week’s game, the Wolverines will work on kicking.
“Like most teams playing, we did not have enough time to work on special teams. We have tighten up our kicking game,” Jenkins said.
The Wolverines will work to run the clock, manage the game and add some wrinkles to their base offense.
“It will be nice to be back home next week. Branchville has a long trip from Orangeburg County. Our home field fans gave us a true home field advantage last year. I hope they do the same thing this year,” Jenkins said.
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