Fort Mill holds off Greenville

Fort Mill holds off Greenville

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Fort Mill holds off Greenville

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Greenville’s Carson Spiers (8) passed for 288 yards with three touchdowns against Fort Mill on Friday.

Greenville’s Carson Spiers (8) passed for 288 yards with three touchdowns against Fort Mill on Friday.

FORT MILL Fort Mill rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns, including on two consecutive drives to open the second half, to key a 35-33 victory against Greenville on Friday night at Bob Jones Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (3-0) trailed 18-14 at the half, but changed the momentum in the third quarter when Ryan Deluca intercepted a pass to set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Ronnie Hughes. Brett Ferguson followed on Fort Mill’s next possession with a 7-yard run for another touchdown and a 28-18 lead.

The cushion was important in a game in which the teams previously had alternated scores. The Red Raiders (0-2) responded with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Carson Spiers to John Krall and a two-point conversion run by Krall, but Fort Mill came back with a 9-yard scoring run by Hughes, who finished with 66 yards on eight carries.

Greenville closed to 35-33 on Jahmein Dendy’s 12-yard run in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.

Spiers completed 21 of 35 passes for 288 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also caught a two-point conversion pass from Krall, who led the Red Raiders with six receptions for 131 yards. Dendy finished with 99 yards rushing.

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