Whale Branch 50, Branchville 0
Dee Delaney scored three touchdowns, and Tyrick Spicer was a force on defense as Whale Branch blanked Branchville on Friday in Seabrook.
Delaney returned a punt for a score, had a touchdown reception and scooped up a fumble on a Warriors kickoff and returned it for a touchdown.
On defense, Spicer accounted for 16 tackles -- five for losses -- and forced two fumbles.
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The other Warriors touchdowns came on a 92-yard Mark Rivers kickoff return, a 7-yard Brandon Morton run, a 22-yard Malik Brown run and Michael Dantzler's 3-yard run.
"We go into every game trying to get the run established," Whale Branch assistant coach and athletics director Carlos Cave said. "Our passing comes off of play action and we're finally showing depth in the backfield.
"Our offensive line has been playing tremendously, and they've finally got a good grasp of the scheme. We're just trying to play physical. That's something Coach (Jerry) Hatcher wants. Now that we're in region play, we're having a lot more success. But we're still not where we want to be."