Wolverines fall to Chiefs, will host playoff game


By Andrew Wigger - awigger@civitasmedia.com



The Wolverines lost Friday night, but will still host a playoff game on Nov. 18.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

WHITMIRE — The Whitmire High School Wolverines ended their regular season with a 50-6 loss to the McCormick High School Chiefs.

“Disappointed that we did not play better, they were just so fast. It makes everything happen so quickly, every block and every tackle, every pass is an adventure versus that type of speed,” Head Coach Charlie Jenkins said. “We will regroup and be ready for a home playoff game on Friday, November 18 against either Hunter-Kinard-Tyler or Denmark-Olar from Region 3. This will be first home playoff game for Whitmire since 2007.”

The Chiefs began their lead in the first quarter with eight minutes on the clock, when they scored a touchdown and made the two point conversion. Their success continued four minutes later with another touchdown and two point conversion for the 14-0 lead.

A minute later the Chiefs intercepted a Wolverine pass and scored a TD, but the two point conversion failed. The first quarter ended 22-0.

Before the end of the first half, the Chiefs scored with only 37 seconds on the board, but did not get the two point conversion. The first half ended 28-0 in the Chiefs favor.

The third quarter saw much of the same for the Chiefs. They scored with 10 minutes on the clock with a 32 yard run, and got the two point conversion. The Wolverines got their only touchdown of the night not too long afterward, thanks to sophomore Jaylen Brown, but they could not get the two point conversion.

The Chiefs scored two additional touchdowns and completed one two-point conversion. The third quarter ended 50-6, which was also the final score of the night. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

The Wolverines lost Friday night, but will still host a playoff game on Nov. 18.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0295.jpgThe Wolverines lost Friday night, but will still host a playoff game on Nov. 18. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

By Andrew Wigger

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