Blocked punt helps SSS defeat South, 21-7

by | Sep 17, 2022 | Articles, South Johnston

Aiden Williams carries for host South Johnston on Friday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Smithfield-Selma moved to 4-0 with a 21-7 varsity football win at South Johnston in the Quad County 3-A Conference opener for both programs on Friday night.

Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Trojans tied the score on a 38-yard pass from Riley Adams to Kalib Brown with 7:39 left in the third quarter. Alex Lee added the extra point.

South’s score followed a recovery of a SSS fumble by freshman Scotty Weaver.

The Spartans went ahead to stay after blocking a South punt and starting a series at the Trojans’ 20-yard line. Gerard Sanders Jr. scored from three yards out with 3:12 left in the third.

SSS quarterback John Renfrow completed the scoring on a 5-yard keeper with 7:54 left to play.

Sanders scored his first TD of the night on an 8-yard run with 7:04 to go in the first half.

South (2-2) travels to Fike on Friday night. The Golden Demons (2-2) took their league opener, 35-14, at home over West Johnston on Friday night.

Kalib Brown gets into the end zone as South tied the score at 7 in the third quarter.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Gerard Sanders Jr. scores the go-ahead touchdown for Smithfield-Selma.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)


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