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WARDLAW CARRIES 7-0 RECORD INTO STRETCH DRIVE

By Gerald Doolittle

Special Writer

Johnston, S.C. – The Wardlaw Academy Patriots of Coach Mark Rodgers enters the stretch run toward another SCISA 8-Man Division One Championship with an overall record of 7-0.

                They will carry a 1-0 region record into the stretch run with a region battle at Holly Hill Academy and then will follow that against region foe St. Johns Christian before closing out the regular season against Calhoun Academy.

                The Patriots have been an explosive offensive machine in their first seven games outscoring the opponents 374-43 for an average score of  53-6.  In their last game Clarendon Hall was the first team to hold them under 50 points.

                The Patriot offense has rushed for 40 touchdowns for 1755 yards on 199 carries.  Quarterback Britt Gossett has completed 23 of 32 passes for 421 yards for 6 touchdowns.  They have converted 39 of 49 two- point conversions and have only 4 turnovers for the season.

                Will Padgett (jr) has rushed for 878 yards on 92 carries for 15 touchdowns and has 2 receptions for 43 yards.  Gossett in addition to his passing yards has rushed the ball 44 times for 336 yards and 14 touchdowns.

                Seth Daniels (sr) has rushed 40 times for 301 yards for 4 touchdowns.  Chandler Johnson (jr) has rushed 5 times for 128 yards and 4 touchdowns and has 6 receptions for 91 yards.  Bailey Goldman (jr) has rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries for 3 touchdowns.

                Reid Gossett (fr) has taken 5 receptions from brother Britt for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Johnson and Mason Burgess follow with 6 receptions each for 91 and 62 yards.  Burgess has 2 touchdown receptions.  Rounding out the receptions are Zach Berry (jr) with 2 for 67 yards followed by Padgett and Parker Lily with 2 each for 43 and 18 yards.  Lily has 2 touchdown receptions.

                The Patriot defense has been led by Caleb Kemp (sr) and Sanford Satcher (sr) with 60 and 59 tackles.  Berry and Lily follow with 28 and 25.  Lily also has 3 fumble recoveries with one returned for a touchdown.

                Reid Gossett and Goldman each have 21 tackles.  Gossett also has 6 interceptions with one going for a touchdown.  Peyton Lily has 22 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.  Daniels comes in with 20 tackles and 2 recoveries.

                Elijah Batt has recorded 11 tackles and 1 recovery.  He is followed by Johnson and Burgess with 10 each.  Burgess also has 4 interceptions with one going for a touchdown.

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