SIMPSONVILLE — Quintyn Reeder rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns in the first half Southside Christian’s 63-14 victory against Wagener-Salley in the opening round of the Class A playoffs Friday night.
“Tonight was our first playoff victory in school history,” said Sabres coach Jason Kaiser. “I’m really proud of our guys. Our offense was really clicking tonight. Quintyn ran the ball well. Clayton Coulter was hitting his targets and Cooper Jackson was catching everything.”
Southside Christian capitalized on three Wagener-Salley first-half turnovers.
Defensive back George Davis pulled in an interception at the War Eagles’ 43-yard line on the opening drive of the game. Reeder gained 33 yards on five carries during the ensuing drive, including an 11-yard touchdown.
Southside Christian free safety Jordan Clawson scooped up a fumble and ran 23 yards to the War Eagles’ 16-yard line to end Wagener-Salley’s second drive.
The Sabres took a 14-0 advantage when Coulter connected on a 16-yard touchdown to Jackson on first down.
Coulter connected again with Jackson on a 43-yard pass to start the Sabres’ following drive. Jackson caught four passes for 93 yards with two touchdowns in the first half.
Two plays later, Coulter passed to Connor Holden for an 11-yard touchdown with four minutes left in the first quarter.
Wagener-Salley sophmore Daniel Frazier gave his team a spark with an 8-yard touchdown run with 10:25 to play in the first half.
The War Eagles recovered the following kickoff. However, Southside Christian’s Austin Greer intercepted a pass to break Wagener-Salley’s momentum.
Coulter hit Reeder on a short pass. Reeder did the rest, breaking loose for a 63-yard gain. Two plays later, Reeder capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
The Sabres went on a roll, scoring four times before the half. Coulter connected with Jackson on a 24-yard scoring play, while Reeder rushed for two touchdowns (28 and 55 yards). Bryce Ledford capped off the first half giving his team a 56-14 lead at the half.
Sabres’ quarterback Davis Beville added a 40-yard touchdown run in the second half.