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Florence Christian High School


By: Gerald Doolittle

Florence, S.C. - Despite an overall record of 4-7 the Florence Christian Eagles of Coach Neil Minton got a #3 seed for the playoffs with a 4-2 Region 2-AA finish. The Eagles with a few breaks in the two overtime games could be 6-5 overall.

“We are a little banged up right now,” said Coach Minton. “We will give our best efforts against St. Andrews. They are a well- coached and physical team. Like other games this season we will hang in there and battle the best we can. Who knows, the breaks could go our way. This is a new season for everyone.”

Coach Minton is proud of how his young team has progressed this season. With only five seniors the Eagles look for more positive results in 2018.

The Eagles running attack this season has been led by Marshall Brown (fr) and Eli Brayboy (jr). Brown has rushed for 1438 yards on 182 carries for 14 touchdowns. Brayboy has rushed for 1345 yards on 190 carries for 15 touchdowns. Nick Wood (sr) from the quarterback slot has rushed for 100 yards on 47 carries for 4 touchdowns. Wood has completed 66 of 130 passes for 673 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Jack McFadden (so), Brown and Luke Godbold (so) have been the top receivers in the passing game. McFadden has 21 receptions for 223 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brown has 19 receptions for 212 yards and Goldbold has 13 receptions for 1 touchdown.

The Eagle Special Teams has done a great job on returns. Brown has 334 yards on kickoffs and punt returns. McFadden has 117 yards on kickoffs and punts. Brayboy and Kyle Barcus (sr) have kickoff return yardage of 158 and 111.

The top three defensive players have been Zack Edwards (jr), Phillip Hucks (so) and Brown with 74, 68 and 63 tackles. The next four in tackles are Timothy Smalls (jr), Khalil Barcus (sr), Jackson Gray (fr) and Alex Rishmawi (so) with 45,42,41 and 40 tackles.

 The Eagles will go as far as they can in the playoffs and learn from the experience. After the season ends work will start on getting themselves in good physical shape for the 2018 season.



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