The 2019 season opener between the Summerville and Woodland football teams had an explosive start but the defenses eventually stiffened.
The Green Wave opened its season with a 51-26 win at Woodland in the first regular-season game between the two programs. Both teams scored on their first three possessions of the game.
Summerville went up 21-14 in the first quarter and carried a 35-20 lead into the half. Then the Wave outscored the Wolverines 7-0 in the third quarter and 9-6 in the fourth.
“In the first half our offensive guys made plays,” Summerville coach Joe Call told members of the media after the game. “We came out and executed and put on some points, but we had to go toe-to-toe with them. It was back and forth because that is a tough team to slow down so all the respect to Coach Ford and that whole staff.”
Summerville running back K.J. Rollins rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns and had two receptions for 20 yards. The junior only carried the ball seven times, but found the end zone on runs of 3, 54 and 42 yards.
Senior receiver Perry Wilder a 56-yard TD run and made three receptions for 13 yards. Running back Derrion Larry scored on a 1-yard run finished with 81 rushing yards on 19 carries. Sophomore quarterback Colby Shire had a 69-yard TD run and completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 59 yards and a TD with only one interception during his first official start with the Wave varsity. He connected with senior Brody Hopkins for a 19-yard touchdown pass.
The Summerville defense scored with a safety and Wave kicker Brayden Gregory was 7 for 7 on extra-point attempts.
Summerville out rushed Woodland 337 yards to 21 yards but the Wolverines finished with 399 passing yards to Summerville’s 59.
Woodland junior quarterback Keshaun Johnson had a big game in his first start with the Wolverines’ varsity. Former Ashley Ridge receiver Jaylin Perry had eight catches for more than 100 yards and fellow Woodland receiver Jalen Walker had eight catches for 70 yards.
On Aug. 30, Summerville travels to Wando. The Warriors finished with a 4-7 record last season, but are looking to do better in 2019. Wando has some experienced skills players on both sides of the ball, but is relying on some unproven lineman early this season.
This week’s game will be the season opener for Wando.