High school football: Whale Branch routs Academic Magnet, 63-6

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The Whale Branch football team passed its latest test, rolling past Academic Magnet 63-3 for a homecoming win last Friday night.

With the win, Whale Branch evened its overall record to 4-4 and moved 3-0 in Region 6-AA.

Stout Whale Branch jumped on Academic Magnet early, eventually leading 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors led 28-6 at halftime and 42-6 through the third quarter.

Offensively, Whale Branch rushed for 427 yards.

Leading Whale Branch on the ground, Stephon Eugene rushed 10 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

Damjour Davis and Ezekiel Carter also turned in stellar rushing performances for the highly-productive Warriors in the victory. Davis rushed seven times for 104 yards and one touchdown. Carter, another capable offensive back, rushed seven times for 81 yards and three touchdowns.

Struggling to take care of the football, Academic Magnet committed six turnovers in the loss.

Defensively, Whale Branch limited Academic Magnet to 122 rushing yards. The Academic Magnet football team finished with 173 yards of total offense in the lopsided loss.

Elijah Green returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown for the Warriors.

Nyles Pinckney gave Whale Branch another defensive score when he returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown.

Whale Branch will visit Garrett Academy Tech in North Charleston on Friday, Oct. 24.

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