BHP routs Pendleton; Walhalla and Seneca lose

Belton-Honea Path turned three Pendleton turnovers into scores and the 5th-ranked Bears would go on to rout the Bulldogs 41-7 at Cunningham Stadium Friday night in WGOG’s Broadcast Game of the Week.  A Pendleton fumble at their own 20 yard line would lead to BHP’s first score, a 3 yard scoring run from Kory Thompson.  Thompson would score in the second quarter on a 14 yard run before Cam Blackburn gave Pendleton their lone touchdown.  A Colin Brady interception throw late in the half would lead to a BHP touchdown pass from Matt Williams to Anthony White to give the Bears the 20-7 halftime lead.  It was all BHP in the second half, as the Bears would score on a 13 yard run from Kory Thompson; a 51 yard run from Jermale Turner; and a Williams-to-Keinan Lewis TD pass, their third score of the night off a Pendleton turnover.  The Bears finished the night with 336 yards of offense to Pendleton’s 237.  Kory Thompson earned Player-of-the-game honors with his 24 carries for 166 yards and three touchdowns.  Williams finished the night 12-of-17 for 145 yards and three scoring strikes.  For Pendleton, the bright spot was Cam Blackburn who had 21 carries for 116 yards and a score.  Colin Brady was 4-for-10 with 69 yards passing on a night in which the Bulldog signal-caller seemed to be off-target for the most part.  Before the game, both teams met at midfield to pray for the family and friends of 16 year-old Ben Jordan, a BHP offensive lineman, who died Thursday night of a blood clot.

Elsewhere on Friday, Walhalla loses it’s first game of the season, falling to Liberty 44-35 in the Razor’s home opener.  Seneca lost a heart-breaker at Westside 32-31.  It gives former Walhalla coach John Boggs his first win at Westside.  Seneca and Walhalla will meet up at Bobcat Stadium next week in our Game of the Week, as Western AAA play gets underway.  West-Oak, who had the night off on Friday, will open region play next week at Daniel.


BHP 41 Pendleton 7

Liberty 44 Walhalla 35

Westside 32 Seneca 31

Newberry 51 Berea 0

Broome 17 Blacksburg 14

Blue Ridge 59 Chapman 25

Boiling Springs 51 Clover 0

Byrnes 32 Northwestern 28

Christ Church 24 Carolina 14

Woodruff 38 Chesnee 36

Laurens 46 Clinton 16

Daniel 41 Columbia 0

Southside Christian 36 Dixie 6

Dorman 50 Hillcrest 6

Easley 48 Wren 13

Wade Hampton 43 Eastside 7

York 34 Gaffney 19

Greenville 31 JL Mann 7

Greenwood 21 Irmo 7

Greer 41 Union 28

TL Hanna 35 Mauldin 28

Ninety-Six 30 Ware Shoals 13

Southside 27 Powdersville 7

Riverside 26 Woodmont 21

South Pointe 33 Spartanburg 3