Eagles win big on Senior Night

Drew Spires (2) | Millie Lambert

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn Academy hosted the Wardlaw Academy Patriots on Friday, October 21, the teams’ second meeting this season. Richard Winn recognized Seniors Travis Bonds, Landon Caulder, Jacob Chaisson, Connor Little, Kitt Nicholson, Michael Poole, Lawson Wade, and Rob Wilson during the Senior Night festivities prior to kickoff.

The Patriots struck early, seeking revenge after losing to the Eagles in week two. Two thirteen-play drives in the first half resulted in an 18-14 lead for the Patriots heading into halftime.

The Eagles were scoreless in the first quarter, and struggled to produce offensively during the first half. Richard Winn scored twice in the second quarter, but produced just 80 yards of offense on 15 plays in the first half. The offensive production resulted in one score, and the second Eagle touchdown came on a kickoff return by Drew Spires for 78 yards.

The Eagle defense would hold the Patriots to one score in the second half, while the Eagle offense effected four touchdowns to put the contest out of reach for the Patriots. The Eagle offense was led by Senior Landon Caulder, who completed 10 of 15 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Caulder also threw an interception. Senior Rob Wilson was Caulder’s primary receiver, catching five passes for 76 yards and two scores. Spires received four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. Senior Lawson Wade had one reception for 13 yards.

Caulder led the Eagles’ rushing attack, gaining 78 yards on 9 attempts and one touchdown. Senior Rob Wilson ran for 64 yards on seven carries, including a touchdown run. Spires gained 11 yards on 2 tries.

Junior Campbell Sims and Senior Connor Little commanded the defense, with 19 and 18 tackles respectively. Sims also had one tackle for loss. Wade recorded 14 stops, one tackle for loss, and two recovered fumbles. Wilson made nine tackles including three for loss. Senior Travis Bonds and Freshman Eli Smith logged seven tackles apiece, and Smith also had one stop resulting in lost yards. The Eagle defense held Wardlaw to 202 yards of total offense, forcing two fumbles and restricting the Patriots to just 64 offensive yards in the second half.

Richard Winn heads to Laurens on Friday, October 28, to take on the Crusaders of Laurens Academy. The Eagles dominated the Crusaders in week one, and look to repeat that performance in the regular season finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Richard Winn – 0-14-14-16 – 44

Wardlaw – 6-12-8-0 – 26

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