Thurmond Fends Off Aerial Assault
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web posted August 25, 2018
Thurmond's ground attack was met by
Aiken's aerial assault in a back and
forth Friday night match up that
took place at the Hornet's Nest in
Aiken struck first with a touchdown
pass from senior, QB Kory
Wallace. This was matched by
Rebel QB Jequan Harris's touchdown
trot tying the game at 7.
Aiken would go up 14-7 with another
touchdown pass. This was met
with a junior RB, Stanley Hill's
touchdown run tying things up at 14
points each. Hill would prove
himself a workhorse throughout the
evening, as the Rebels pushed their
Thurmond pulled ahead with a
touchdown pass to senior TE, Robert
Whitt, making the score 21-14.
Aiken responded with their own
touchdown pass, once again tying the
score at 21.
In the 3rd quarter, Stanley Hill
would run for another
touchdown. The extra point
failed and the score stood at 27-21.
With 6:51 left in the 4th quarter,
Aiken took over the ball, but their
drive fizzled and they punted away
after only 21 seconds had been used
from the play clock.
Thurmond's next possession would
also fizzle forcing the Rebels to
turn the ball over on downs to an
eager Hornet club.
On this possession the Hornets would
find themselves near mid-field in a
4th and 1 situation with only 2:53
remaining, and QB Wallace scrambled
his way to a 1st down on the
Thurmond 35 yard line, but the play
was called back on an Aiken holding
Faced with 4th and 9, the Hornets
came up short as Rebel LB Ford
Williams made a critical play,
swatting down Wallace's attempted
pass, giving the visiting Thurmond
team another series of downs to chew
up the clock.
The Hornets would possess the ball
once more, but no further score left
the Rebels with the victory.