A look at Thursday night's football games
H-K-T 40, FOX CREEK 21
NEESES — Turnovers and big plays haunted the Fox Creek High School football team (6-4, 3-3 Region 4-A) as the Predators went on the road a day early to take on Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (8-2, 5-1) Halloween night.
The Predators made mistakes and dropped the ball like the walking dead from Michael Jackson's “Thriller” lost limbs, as they limped their way to a 40-21 loss to the Trojans.
Already without several players on both sides of the ball, Fox Creek lost several more over the course of the game but never gave up, fighting until the final horn sounded. But the never-give-up attitude didn't show on the final scoreboard. H-K-T converted two costly fumbles into points, scored three offensive touchdowns and converted all five of its 2-point conversion attempts.
WAGENER-SALLEY 35, RIDGE SPRING-MONETTA 28
MONETTA — With the area's top two running backs on display in a Thursday night battle between Ridge Spring-Monetta (5-5, 2-4) and Wagener-Salley (7-3, 4-2 Region 4-A), the run game figured to be a big factor. It was.
A flurry of big rushing plays had the War Eagles and Trojans tied at 28 heading into the fourth quarter. Early in the period, Ke'Aunri Holmes capped the scoring with a 46-yard touchdown run to put the War Eagles up for good in their 35-28 victory to close out the regular season.
WILLISTON-ELKO 43, BLACKVILLE-HILDA 6
At the end of the first quarter of Thursday's high school football game, Williston-Elko held a narrow one-point lead over a struggling Blackville-Hilda squad. The Blue Devils showed why they're a five-time Region 4-A champion, scoring 36-unanswered points in a 43-6 rout. The regular-season-ending win completes another undefeated region run for Williston-Elko, which won the county championship – having defeated Barnwell earlier this season.
It was also the eighth win in a row for Williston-Elko, unfazed by playing at Blackville-Hilda.