Eastern Christian Tops Spartanburg In OT

Eastern Christian Academy quarterback David Sills had used his legs all night already rushing for two touchdowns. It was his third and final one that meant the most.

Spartanburg forced overtime with an Austin Scott to Xavier Young touchdown pass as time expired, Scott his Kez Gilliam for the two-point conversion to tie it at 50.

Sills and the Honey Badgers were on offense first and Sills scored on a 6-yard run. On the two-point conversion Sills ran right and went airborne for the successful conversion and a 58-50 lead.

It took the Vikings one play as Tavien Feaster scored from 10-yards out using an array of speed and agility to get inside the pylon. On the two-point conversion Spartanburg mishandled the snap giving ECA the 58-56 win.

Sills accounted for five passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns on the night. ECA amassed over 500 yards of total offense getting 160 yard rushing and 65 yard receiving junior Tra Washington and 120 yard rushing and two touchdowns doen fourteen year-old freshman Leddie Brown.

ECA head coach Dwayne Thomas talks about David Sills impact on the overtime victory.

The Honey Badgers had a considerable edge on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

“The guys didn’t give up they fought all night. We just didn’t make the play at the end. I thought our lines did ok considering what we were giving up upfront what 30-40 pounds, ” Spartantburg head coach Chris Miller said.

Feaster tallied 343 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns. He rushed 12 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 133 yards an a touchdown. Tavaris Scott snagged eight balls for 132 yards and two touchdowns for Spartaburg.

ECA’s Thomas had fine words about Feaster afterwards.

Both teams remained ranked nationally. ECA fell 18 spots in the NationalHSFootball HSFB100 to No. 88 while Spartanburg rose two spots to No. 90

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