20191016_mse_sports_Mullins holds-off Johnsonville 18-16_p5

Mullins wide receiver Sammy Pressley (3) runs after the catch during game action against Johnsonville.

MULLINS, S.C. — Mullins' Russell Dowley's fumble return to make it 18-0 late in the first half was the difference in an 18-16 victory over Johnsonville on Friday.

Isaac Hemingway scored the game first two touchdowns for the Auctioneers.

In the second half, it was all Johnsonville with a 20-yard touchdown reception to Quez Lewis from Tyraun Chandler to make 18-6 and then an Isiah Brown reception added the two-point conversion to make it 18-8.

In the fourth quarter with eight minutes to play, Chandler connected with Lewis again to cut the Aucs' lead to 18-16.

J 0 0 8 8 — 16

M 18 0 0 0 — 18

RECORDS:M: 5-2, 4-0 Region 7-2A. J: 1-5, 1-3 Region 7-2A.

NEXT GAME: Mullins will host Hannah-Pamplico at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Johnsonville will host Carvers Bay at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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