Hawks Overpower Richard Winn

RWA quarterback Gunnar Hensley feels the pressure of the Greenwood Christian defense. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

RWA quarterback Gunnar Hensley feels the pressure of the Greenwood Christian defense. (Photo/Martha Ladd)

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn Academy (6-2, 4-2) looked for a chance Friday to make amends for last week’s first loss in 54 weeks. Greenwood Christian (7-1, 5-1) had other plans, dropping the Eagles 56-23 and handing Richard Winn their first two-game losing streak in two years.

“We’re fighting for our football lives now,” RWA head coach Dan Dickerson said after the game. “We must win in two weeks (vs. Andrew Jackson) or it goes to a tiebreaker with Carolina, the game we missed.”

Eagle senior Webb Yongue helped get things started for Richard Winn with a blazing 24-yard touchdown run, giving them a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. Greenwood Christian’s defense struggled against the Eagles on their first scoring drive but the Hawks defense took out the Eagles completely as they went on a 48-0 scoring run to easily put the game away.

Greenwood Christian quarterback Caleb Hinzman helped lead their rushing attack as the Hawks ran for 489 yards against the Eagles. Hinzman started the Hawks’ scoring streak with a 2-yard touchdown run with 4:44 left in the first. Following the successful 2-point conversion, Greenwood Christian led 8-7 going into the end of the first quarter.

The Hawks had only begun once their offense got into a groove and they could not be stopped. Hinzman connected with John Osbourne for an 11-yard touchdown pass, giving them a 16-7 lead. Following an Eagle three-and-out, Osbourne scored again on a 1-yard run and added the 2-point conversion, increasing the lead to 24-7 going into halftime.

The Hawk machine continued to roll after the break, scoring the first three touchdowns of the second half and putting game out of reach. Richard Winn scored late in the third to make the game competitive as Gunnar Hensley connected with Nic Stillwell on 36-yard touchdown pass. Yongue added a 31-yard scoring run and 2-point conversion midway through the final frame, but the Hawks had long since put the contest into their Win column.

The Eagles enjoy a bye week this Friday, then host Andrew Jackson in the season finale on Oct. 30. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

“Getting backed into a corner will hopefully have us coming out swinging,” Dickerson said.


GC: 8-16-24-8 – 56

RW: 7-0-8-8 – 23



First Quarter

RW – Webb Yongue 24 run (Mitchell Gibbons kick). 8:58.

GC – Caleb Hinzman 2 run (Hinzman run). 4:44.

Second Quarter

GC — John Osbourne 11 pass from Hinzman (Hinzman run). 9:38.

GC – Osbourne 1 run (Osbourne run). 2:19.

Third Quarter

GC – Osbourne 26 run (Hinzman run). 10:33.

GC – Hinzman 27 run (Osbourne run). 7:40.

GC – Osbourne 19 run (Hinzman run). 2:21.

RW – Nic Stillwell 36 pass from Gunnar Hensley (Hensley run). 1:25.

Fourth Quarter

GC – Osbourne 2 run (Osbourne pass from Hinzman). 11:53

RW – W. Yongue 31 run (Yongue run). 6:16.


Team Stats

GC                                          RW

First Downs                                        26                                           10

Rushes-Yards                                     55-489                                   14-169

Passing Yards                                     37                                           86

C-A-I                                                      2-4-0                                      8-13-2

Fumbles-Lost                                     1-0                                          2-0

Penalties-Yards                                 4-45                                       3-30


Individual Stats

RUSHING: RW – Nic Stillwell 1-4, Gunnar Hensley 12-18, Webb Yongue 11-134.

PASSING: RW – Gunnar Hensley 6-11, 69 yards, TD, 2 INT; Webb Yongue 2-2, 17 yards.

RECEIVING: RW – Nic Stillwell 3-49, Webb Yongue 3-39, Bryant Carvalho 1-11, Gunnar Hensley 1-6.

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