Panthers turn up ground game to trample Cougars

Heading into Friday night’s game, Carolina Forest coach Marc Morris told his players they would run the ball until Colleton County stopped them.

That didn’t happen.

The Panthers (2-0) dashed all over the Cougars en route to a 40-14 victory. Running back David Legette led the Panthers with two scores. He almost had two more, but a fumble at the goal line cost him one and an ankle tackle stopped him at the Colleton County 2 yard line.

“Our O-line worked all week, from the Monday through Thursday practice,” Legette said. “They made it easy tonight for me to move the ball around.”

Morris credited his offensive line with making holes for the running game. The Panthers’ ground attack also opened up the passing game.

Quarterback Mason Garcia threw touchdown strikes to Jackson Weatherwax and Kyle Watkins. He also ran for a score. Shane Youngblood chipped in another late rushing touchdown.

Carolina Forest will be on the road next week at Hoggard. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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