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Clarendon Hall High School
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SAINTS READY TO PLAY SPOILERS IN 8-MAN PLAYOFFS

By: Gerald Doolittle

Summerton, S.C. -The Clarendon Hall Academy Saints of Coach Mike Corbett are ready to play spoilers in the SCISA 8-Man Division Two Playoffs.

The Saints enter the post-season with an overall record of 6-4. That is a strong 6-4 as they have played strong against the other contenders in the division. Also, they are the only team to hold Division One leader Wardlaw Academy under 50 points.

The Saints own a 36-26 win over Region One Champions from Jefferson Davis. Eight points separate them from being Region Two Champions. They dropped a 40-35 game to undefeated Andrew Jackson who will defend their 2016 title. They dropped a 28-26 game to Patrick Henry.

“After having a week off last week, we are healthy and in good shape,” said Coach Corbett. We have played through all our injuries and are ready for a new season in the playoffs. The players are real excited as we take the journey up to Winnsboro to play Richard Winn. The guys want to atone for the 47-31 loss to the Eagles in regular season play.”

The Saints offense has been led by Dylan Way (sr) from his quarterback slot. He has completed 65 of 118 passes for 1201 yards for 8 touchdowns and has rushed for 798 yards on 84 carries for 12 touchdowns. He also has 2 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown; and, also has 150 yards in returns.

Tyrese Mitchum (so) has been the top mail carrier rushing for 956 yards on 96 carries for 17 touchdowns. Wells Robinson (so) has rushed for 298 yards on 46 carries for 7 touchdowns. Zyan Gilmore (so) has rushed for 217 yards on 13 carries for 2 touchdowns. Bobby Ashba (jr) has rushed for 142 yards on 34 carries for 2 touchdowns. Josh Black (fr) has rushed for 110 yards on 14 carries for 2 touchdowns and from the quarterback position has completed 6 of 10 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

The leading receiver has been Gilmore with 27 receptions for 676 yards for 8 touchdowns. Kade Elliott (so) follows with 19 receptions for 302 yards and a touchdown. Ashba and Mitchum each has 4 receptions for 62 and 32 yards for one touchdown each.

Corbett has led the defense with 146 tackles and 4 sacks. Robinson has 65 tackles and 1 sack. Justin James (so) has 69 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 interception. Stephen Henning (jr) has 63 tackles and an interception. Way has 59 tackles and 4 interceptions.

Others playing well on defense has been Elliott, Michael Bolyston (jr), Brandon Davis (sr) and Ashba with 50, 41, 29 and 33 tackles.

A win at Richard Winn will send the Saints into a semi-final game against Andrew Jackson.

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