On a wet and sloppy Saturday night where the rains did not seem to want to go away, the McBee Panthers tied the Central Eagles 7-7 in the final game of the night at the Founders Federal Credit Union Jamboree hosted by McBee High School.
“I’m proud of our players,” McBee Head Coach Terry Sowell said. “I think we played a good team, I’m optimistic and I think we improved tonight.”
The game started off slow as both teams struggled to muster up any offense. McBee punted on the team’s first three possessions.
“We struggled on offense because we couldn’t block them,” Sowell said.
Central’s first two possessions were nothing to brag about as the Eagles punted on the first and threw an interception on the first play of the second drive.
After the Panthers punted out of their own end zone, Central possessed the ball on McBee’s 45 to start the second drive of the game for the Eagles. Central wasted the prime field position however when Central’s Jowan Henderson threw an interception to McBee’s Rashad Reed on the first play of the drive.
After the interception, Central forced McBee to punt, and the Eagles got to work putting together an 18-play drive resulting in the game’s first touchdown.
During the drive, Central converted two third downs and two fourth downs, the last of which resulted in a touchdown by Jiwan Funderburk.
“We couldn’t make a play on third and fourth down defensively,” Sowell said. “We had trouble stopping them on third and fourth down on their touchdown drive.”
The Panthers answered right back though with a 10-play drive of their own that saw running back Greg McDonald trot into the endzone on a six-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring drive.
“I saw my lineman block and running back and full back,” McDonald said. “So it’s more theirs than mine.”
Central possessed the ball one more time, but McBee’s defense held on and time ran out in the two quarter game and scored ended in a tie.
A total of six teams, McBee, Central, Chesterfield, Cheraw, Anson and South Stanley, participated in the jamboree.
Anson Bearcats 7, Cheraw Braves 0
Anson quarterback Rodrick Evans broke a nine-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and Anson’s defense held Cheraw scoreless to hold on to the victory.
Chesterfield Rams 28, South Stanley Rebel Bulls 7
Chesterfield quarterback Seth Truesdale threw two touchdown passes to go along with Demario Miller’s two-yard touchdown run, and back up quarterback Dillon Rivers’ 22-yard touch down pass. South Stanley scored the team’s lone touchdown late in second quarter.