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BROUGHT DOWN -  Saluda tailback Dakota Sheppard is brought down by the Gilbert defense. Also pictured are Thad Coleman (54), Wil Easler (65) and Artis McGraw (61). (Standard-Sentinel photo)
Gilbert Clips Tigers, 20-7
  Gilbert scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to take a 20-7 win over Saluda Thurs., Sept. 11, at the Indian field.
  The game, moved to Thursday,  because of the threat of heaving rain Friday, was a defensive struggle, with the two teams scoring more points in the final 30 seconds, 14, than they scored in the first 47 minutes and 30 seconds, 13.
  Gilbert took the opening kick-off and marched down the field for the game’s opening score. The drive covered 63 yards and took eight plays. The touchdown came on a eight yard run by outstanding tailback Jakayus Leaphart, a 6-2, 197 senior. Zach Kilgore kicked the extra point and Gilbert led 7-0 with 9:37 to go in the first quarter.
  They would not score again until 9:36 to go in the game.
  The Tigers one threat of the first half ended on the first play of the second quarter, when quarterback Forrest Winn was sacked on fourth down at the Gilbert 29.
  The second half began with senior quarter Dar’twon Hill inserted into the game, after missing last week’s Mid-Carolina contest.
  Starting at the Saluda 28, Hill led the Tigers down the field to the Gilbert  to the Indian 19, where he was tackled  for no gain in fourth down.
  Saluda’s next threat was stopped on fourth and a yard at the Gilbert 40, when tailback Dakota Shepherd was tackled for a two yard loss.
  Starting at the 42, Gilbert appeared fired up by the stop and drove in for the second score of the night. The touchdown came on a one-yard run by Tristan Register. Kilgore missed the extra point and Gilbert led 13-0 with 9:36 in the fourth quarter.
  Saluda’s Tyrell Abney intercepted a Gilbert pass midway in the quarter, but Saluda could get no closer than the Tiger 44.
  Saluda’s defense held and a five-yard punt gave the Tigers the ball at their own 37.
  Winn connected with Jamarian Mathis on passes covering 29 and ten yards. With the ball at the Gilbert 33, Winn hit Mathis for the touchdown. Ashton Parkman kicked the extra point, but only 30.1 ticks remained in the game.
  The Tigers tried an onside kick, almost recovered, but Gilbert’s Matt Ligons picked up the loose ball and scampered 50-yards for the touchdown with just 18.3 seconds to go. Kilgore kicked the extra point, making the final score 20-7.
  The two teams were relatively even on total offense, with Saluda leading 260-227, but the Tigers were not able to convert on their few chances.
  Winn led the yardage, passing for 145 yards. Mathis had another outstanding game, catching nine passes for 109 yards.
  The Tigers return home Friday to take on McCormick in the annual Homecoming game. The Chiefs, like the Tigers, are 1-2 on the year.
  Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.


WKA Senior #16 Elizabeth Parrish, Senior #11 Charlie Griffith, and Senior #1 Grace Anne West battle for the Knights.

Lady Knights Looking For Rebound Week
By: Gerald Doolittle


  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. - This week the W.W. King Academy Lady Knights of Coach Sonja Wanner hope to find the right attack to break a losing streak. Last week the Lady Knights volleyball team dropped three region matches and ended the week with an 8-7 overall record and a 2-3 SCISA Region 2-A record.
  On Monday Wardlaw won the match in three sets of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-9.   Elizabeth Parrish had two aces.  Nicki Boone led in kills with five. Grace Anne West, Morgan Price and Parrish followed with three.  Lauren Wanner, West and Parrish had 14, 13 and 10 digs.
  On Tuesday Cambridge won the match 3-2.  The Lady Knights won the first and fourth sets 25-12 and 25-20.  Cambridge won the second, third and fifth sets 25-19, 25-21 and 15-11. Wanner tallied 4 aces followed by Madison Fallaw and Parrish with 2 each.   Parrish and Fallaw led in kills with 11 and 10.   Wanner led in digs with 19 followed by Parrish, West and Fallaw with 17, 12 and 10.
  On Thursday Laurens won the match 3-0.  The Lady Knights put up a great effort losing all three sets that were close all the way.   Laurens won the sets 25-21, 26-24 and 27-25.   Parrish had 3 aces followed by Fallaw and Charlie Griffith with 2 each.   Boone and Parrish tallied 9 and 7 kills.  Wanner and Fallaw tallied 13 and 11 digs.
  This week the Lady Knights will battle with South Aiken Baptist on Tuesday in a non-region match and then will battle with Anderson Christian on Thursday in a region match.
  The 2014 Lady Knight team consists of five seniors: Grace Anne West, Emily Smith, Fallaw, Griffith and Parrish.  The three juniors are Lauren Wanner, Hope Rush and Samantha Langford.   The sophomores are Texanna Miller, Morgan Price, Nicki Boone and Megan Corley. The three freshmen are Jade Temples, Jonni Widener and Peighton Rienzo.