Fort Mill’s Dylan Schaefer stiff arms the Warrior defender as Indian Land hosts Fort Mill at Indian Land High Stadium. Photos by Jeff Sochko.

By Lee McManus

Special to Fort Mill Prep Sports

INDIAN LAND —The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets and Indian Land Warriors renewed their rivalry and after a slow start Indian Land used a bend but do not break defense, and an opportunistic offense to shut out the Jackets 34-0.

In the early going, the Warriors failed to convert on a fourth and 14 from Fort Mill’s 36, but the Yellow Jackets could not capitalize. Fort Mill would botch the snap on a 25-yard field goal, coming away with no points on their best drive of the night.

Indian Land would use a good mix of run and pass to drive 85 yards in 14 plays. Myles Stinson took it in from 12 yards out to make it 7-0 in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Jaden Singletary’s six-yard run would cap off a 65-yard drive, stretching the lead to 14-0.

Just before the break, Warriors’ quarterback Jaxon Scheidt found Dalton Evans down the near side from 33 yards for the halftime score of 21-0. Fort Mill had a chance to respond but backup quarterback Colin Martin was intercepted by Jaden Peoples to end the half.

Fort Mill fumbled the second half kickoff, setting up the Warriors at the Yellow Jackets 20. Singletary bounced off several tacklers and pushed his way to make it 27-0.

Martin was then intercepted by Stinson towards the end of the third quarter and he cut across the field, down the far sideline, 69 yards for the final score of the night.

Indian Land forced five turnovers and stopped the Yellow Jackets four times at or inside the Warriors 30. Scheidt had an efficient in throwing the ball going 21-for-27 for 221 and a touchdown for Indian Land.

Martin was 8-for-12 for 85 yards and two interceptions for the Jackets. Fort Mill did the majority of their damage on the ground rushing the ball for 140 yards but fumbling five times and losing it three. In total, Fort Mill turned the ball over five times.
Dylan Schaefer was the leading rusher for the Jackets with five carries for 50 yards.

The loss drops Fort Mill to 0-3 on the season as they will travel to Lugoff-Elgin next week still looking for their first win of the season.

Fort Mill’s Jason Moran carries the ball as Indian Land hosts Fort Mill at Indian Land High Stadium on Friday.