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Timberland stings Yellow Jackets, 42-14

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013

Michael Quirk/Independent Andrews quarterback Ethan Wright scrambles to the sideline where he converts a third-and-long completion. 

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Five rushing touchdowns helped Timberland defeat the Andrews Yellow Jackets 42-14 Friday night at THS.

Running back Bernard Harmon got the scoring going with two first quarter touchdowns on the ground, giving the Wolves a 14-0 lead.

At the end of the first quarter, Timberland’s Daniel Robinson got in on the action with a long touchdown run of his own to increase the lead to 21-0.

“When I got outside, I knew that I had a chance to score,” he said. “I was just staring down the pylon until I got there.”

Robinson also had two first quarter turnovers on defense: an interception of quarterback Ethan Wright in the endzone and a recovered fumble on a muffed punt.

“(The interception) definitely got our team going and motivated us,” Robinson said.

Shamel Williams also found pay dirt by way of the ground game, making the game 28-0 going into halftime.

Andrews began the second half with an onside kick that was recovered by Johnell Brown. The big defensive end was routinely in the backfield and made his presence known by controlling the line of scrimmage. The Wolves’ drive was halted by an Antonio McCutchen interception in the endzone.

Timberland’s Ezekiel Padgett added a big run of his own that increased the lead to 35-0. Williams returned a punt to the house less than two minutes later, giving Art Craig’s team a 42-0 advantage.

Andrews scored two late touchdowns as McCutchen scored twice on the ground and kicked the extra points to make the final tally 42-14.

“(This game) pushes us to do better,” Robinson said. “We played hard and we’ve lost a lot of guys this year so we just have to keep playing with whoever we’ve got.”

Timberland concludes the regular season with a road trip to Bishopville to play Lee Central. Andrews will play at home against Lake Marion.

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