Warriors outlast Swamp Foxes
For the second straight week, the Swamp Foxes fizzled out in the end.
Ashley Ridge dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 45-26 loss to Wando Friday in Mt. Pleasant. The Swamp Foxes only trailed by 7 points entering the half, but allowed the Warriors to strike quickly in the third quarter to cushion their lead.
“We found ourselves down by a touchdown at the half—which was the same scenario against Goose Creek,” Ashley Ridge coach Kenny Walker said. “We have not played well in the second half. I feel we still have a decent football team but it is going to take a complete effort from start to finish if we plan on winning some games.”
Ashley Ridge completed 14 of 24 pass attempts for 142 yards and two touchdowns and had some big runs. But Wando rolled off approximately 500 yards of offense.
Kenny Waring served as the Warriors’ catalyst, rushing for 236 yards and three touchdowns. The junior running back now has six TDs on the young season.
The Warriors (2-1) jumped out to a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 63-yard touchdown scamper by Waring. Wando then intercepted a pass to set up his second TD run.
Ashley Ridge didn’t fold, though. After the Swamp Foxes’ Tyler Garland and Wando’s Kevin Brown exchanged one-yard touchdown runs, Garland scored on a 40-yard run to close the margin to 20-13 with 3:15 left before halftime.
However, Wando broke the game open with consecutive touchdowns to open the third quarter. Waring capped a 14-play, 79-yard opening drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, and Dalton Stubbs followed with a one-yard keeper for a score.
Ashley Ridge had two touchdown passes in the second half. Chandler Avenel threw a 44-yard TD pass to Dashaun Santiago and David Turner completed a 6-yard TD pass to Brandon Brown.
However, Wando answered those TD plays with a field goal and its own touchdown pass.
Ashley Ridge 6 7 6 7–26
Wando 14 6 15 10–45
W – Kenny Waring 63 run (Clayton Rosenbaum kick)
W – Warring 1 run (Rosenbaum kick)
AR – Tyler Garland 1 run (Matt Gable kick failed)
W – Kevin Brown 1 run (Rosenbaum kick failed)
AR – Garland 40 run (Gable kick)
W – Waring 1 run (conversion good)
W – Dalton Stubbs 1 run (Rosenbaum kick)
AR – Chandler Avenel 44 pass to Dashaun Santiago (conversion failed)
W – Rosenbaum 26 field goal
AR – David Turner 6 pass to Brandon Brown (Gable kick)
W – Bailey Hart 15 pass to Dylan Harbit (Rosenbaum kick)