Green Wave hands Wildcats their first loss
Summerville ended West Ashley’s winning streak Friday, handing the Wildcats a 35-14 loss.
Things started off well enough for West Ashley (4-1) as Anthony Dobbins returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a 7-0 Wildcat lead. However, then Summerville (4-1) scored four unanswered touchdowns to put the game out of reach.
“David Kennedy put them in a hole with his kicks so they had a long field all night,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “It’s hard to not make mistakes when you have so far to go and our defense kept pressure on them. The defense was super.”
Summerville, on the other hand, didn’t have much ground to cover on some of its scoring drives.
Defensive back Kevin Dickinson recovered a West Ashley fumble and returned it to the Wildcat 15-yard line to set up a 15-yard TD pass from Sawyer Bridges to Donnell Bryan for a 7-7 score entering the second quarter.
Bridges then capped another Green Wave drive with a 6-yard TD run. Later in the quarter, Summerville lineman Kawuan Cox blocked a punt and returned the ball to the Wildcat 2 to set up a TD run by Jacerie Ponder that gave the Wave a 21-7 lead at halftime.
Summerville added a TD in each of the remaining quarters while keeping West Ashley out of the end zone until the closing seconds. David Coccoli had a 21-yard TD run in the third and Ponder scored in the fourth on a run from 6 yards out.
West Ashley QB Pedro Manigault capped the scoring with a 1-yard TD run in the final 30 seconds of the game.
Summerville spread the ball around and had more success through the air than on the ground.
“Our offense did what it had to do and was good around the goal line,” McKissick said. “I’m glad we got a couple of short fields because West Ashley is a pretty good team.”
Bridges completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 200 yards. Coccoli had two receptions for 66 yards; William Luck had two for 44 yards; and Johnston McCurry had five catches for 41 yards.
Ponder led the Wave rushers with 46 yards on eight carries. Bridges rushed for 17 yards and both Darrell Ford and Coccoli finished with 9 rushing yards.
Mac McCurry and Cody Soto combined for 25 tackles for Summerville and each had a sack. Summerville had six sacks in the game, with Cox making three.
On Friday, Summerville faces another big test as it travels to face undefeated Stratford.
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