St. James suffers second region defeat in six days

The St. James High football team suffered its second tough region defeat in a six-day span in Thursday night’s 28-14 loss to Wilson at Florence’s Memorial Stadium.

Sharks quarterback Josh Roper scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 21-14 but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Wilson QB counterpart TJ Frederick scored on a 1-yard dive to put the game out of reach.

Frederick also opened the scoring with a 20-yard TD toss to Christian Bruce as the Tigers (2-5 overall, 1-1 Region 7-3A) took a 7-0 lead into the locker room. He threw his second TD pass to Ga’Quan Maize in the third period for a 14-0 edge, but St. James cut the deficit in half on a 54-yard TD jaunt by Jake Loud.

Maize took the ensuing kickoff back for a TD and forced the Sharks to try to rally from a two-TD deficit. St. James held a two-TD lead in last Friday’s 28-20 loss to Georgetown, dropping the Sharks to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in region play. St. James travels to Myrtle Beach next week.

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