The Hartsville Red Fox football bounced back from a disappointing loss last week in a big way, by dominating the Manning Monarchs 37-0 in action this past Friday at Billy Seigler Field. The defensive domination showed up immediately as the Foxes stuffed the first and forced a fumble on the 2nd play, recovering it on the Manning 25 yd. line. Quickly the Foxes marched for the first score a 3 yd. run by Shy McPhail. Jones Tinsley added the PAT and the Foxes led 7-0 at the 8:17 mark of the 1st quarter. After forcing a 3 and out, the Foxes struck again on a 31 yd. run by Aryon Dudley. Tinsley’s PAT was good and the Foxes led 14-0 at the 4:36 mark.
After an exchange of
Ray Pogue -#79
Offensive Player of the Week
punts by both teams, the Red Fox defense had Manning backed up deep in their own territory. Forcing the Monarchs to punt again, the Red Fox offense took over on Manning's 31 yd. line. On the 2nd play Aryon Dudley scored from 28 yds. out behind some great blocking on the offensive line. The PAT was no good and the Foxes took a 20-0 lead in the locker room at the end of the half.
Shy Phillips -#1
Defensive Player of the Week
With Hartsville receiving the 2nd half kickoff, the offense put together a good drive culminating in a nice 29 yd. run by Shy McPhail behind great blocking once again by the line. The PAT by Tinsley was good making the score 27-0 at the 5:51 mark of the 3rd quarter. The key play in this drive was a 20 yd. completion from Matt Lynch to Austin Morris on a 2nd and 14 play to keep the drive alive. Once again the Foxes defense dominated forcing another punt. This time Austin Morris broke through the line and blocked the punt giving the offense the ball on the Monarch 19 yd. line. The Foxes moved into field goal range and Jones Tinsley converted a 22 yd. kick making it 30-0 with 2:13 left in the 3rd quarter.
In the 4th quarter, defense again ruled as the Foxes used Shy Phillips interception return deep in Manning territory, to score the final points of the game on Tikwan Smith’s 3 yd. run. The PAT was good and at the 8:32 mark the game was officially a blowout and the Foxes played reserves the rest of the way. Final stats told the dominating defensive effort, as the Monarchs finished with a total offense of 85 yds. Hartsville's offense did not have big numbers, mainly because of great field position they enjoyed thanks to the defense. The Foxes finished with 39 yards on 3-7 passing and 209 yds. rushing on 42 attempts, for a total of 248 yds. of offense.
Shug’s Smokehouse players of the game were Ray Pogue on offense for his excellent blocking on the line and Shy Phillips on defense for his excellent play from his cornerback spot, including a big interception.
Next week the Foxes travel to Lakewood for a 7:30 kickoff. With a record of 7-1, 2-1 in the conference, the Foxes will be trying to secure a spot in the playoffs with only 2 weeks to go. Hope to see you at the game.