CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The South Charleston football team locked in defensively and loaded up offensively in powering past Winfield 34-8 on Senior Night on the SC campus.
"We had one goal coming in here, make sure we get [win] number six," SC coach Donnie Mays said. "Last year, we got our sixth win and we didn't get in the playoffs. We wanted to make sure this year there was no question, and we talked about that all week.
"We were fortunate enough to come out here tonight and get it, and next week we're going to try to get number seven, because that's an important win if we can get it."
Black Eagles sophomore quarterback Kentre Grier, who entered the game third in Class AAA passing yards, threw for 163 with touchdowns to four different receivers. SC is 6-2.
"We try to spread it as much as we can," Mays said. "We don't try to identify one. We try to find the receiver that's going to be open."
Senior Kevin Forrest paced the SC receiving corps with 52 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown catch. Fred Crozier, B.J. Moore and James Richardson also caught TD passes.
While the offensive unit loaded the box score with statistics, the Black Eagles defense matched the effort. SC did not allow a touchdown until the 6:15 mark of the fourth quarter when Generals senior Chris Turner scored on a 3-yard run, and Isaac Withrow added the 2-point conversion. At that point, SC led 34-8.
"Our defense has gotten better every week, and they're getting to the ball," Mays said. "There were a few missed tackles tonight that we weren't very happy with, but overall, the defense is swarming to the ball and getting lined up properly. They know what we're doing now."
Winfield mustered just 32 offensive yards in the first half. Neither the run nor the pass found success against the tenacious SC defense.
"My hat's off to them," Winfield coach Craig Snyder said. "They outplayed us, and they certainly deserved to win. They really ran the line of scrimmage with their defense versus our offensive line. We had lot of issues, obviously offensively."
Generals quarterback Toby Show, ranked fifth in AAA passing yards, completed nine of 15 passes for 65 yards. With the passing game not working, Winfield attempted to run but struggled to find traction.