850A4344-2.jpg

Drake Sloan

GREENVILLE -- The Powdersville Patriots remained undefeated as they dominated every facet of the game in a 56-14 stomping of Berea Monday night at Berea.

The Patriots amassed 431 yards in comparison to the Bulldogs’ 115.

“We came out here with obviously a goal of winning the game. We were lucky enough to be able to get everybody in the game at some point in time. I’m proud all of our kids, I think they played extremely hard,” said head coach Robert Mustar following the game.

Eli Hudgins accounted for 5 touchdowns, 4 through the air and 1 with his legs. Three of his passing touchdowns went to junior wide receiver Drake Sloan. On the night, Sloan caught 6 passes for 159 yards.

Thomas Williams also added 11 carries for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Williams left the game in the 2nd quarter with an apparent right leg injury. Coach Mustar did not have an update on Williams after the game.

850A4029-2.jpg

Thomas Williams after scoring a touchdown

“Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with him,” Mustar said, “but I mean, that’s a kid, any time he walks on the field something special can happen.

“But also, any time you walk out on the field, there’s a chance for injury. But he was obviously going as hard as he could, like always, and hopefully, it’s just a little bit of a scare for him.”

Scoring started early with the Hudgins-Sloan combo, as they connected on a lofting 53-yard touchdown on just the 3rd play of the game.

The Patriots scored twice more in the 1st with Williams taking it to the house with a 39-yard touchdown and again with Hudgins doing it himself on a 1-yard score.

Three minutes into the 2nd quarter, Williams added another, this time a 16-yarder. Before the half was over, Hudgins added 3 more passing touchdowns -- 2 to Sloan, (5, 37 yards) and a 4-yarder to Kyle Rice as the 1st-half buzzer sounded.

850A4504-2.jpg

Kyle Rice's 4-yard touchdown catch

Berea scored its 1st points with a 9-minute drive to open the 2nd half, a 14-yard touchdown pass from Amazay Robinson to Jaheim Dodd.

Not to be outdone, the Patriots scored their final touchdown on the following drive with Xaiver Fowler punching it in from 5 yards out.

The Bulldogs (3-4, 1-2 Region 2-3A) scored once more with another Robinson-Dodd connection for 19 yards with under 2 to play to make it 56-14.

The Powdersville run defense was stingy, relegating the Bulldogs to negative (-6) rushing yards. Berea’s Robinson had a respectable passing night, going 14-for-20 for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns.

850A4389-2.jpg

Xavier Fowler and another Patriot defender combine for a tackle

This Friday Powdersville (7-0, 2-0) aims to remain undefeated as the Patriots host Carolina Academy. The Trojans are winless and have been outscored 229-36.

General Manager

Caleb is from Clinton but has family ties in Anderson. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in May with a bachelor's degree in journalism. When he's not on the sidelines, Caleb enjoys watching sports, playing video games and basketball.