Hunter-Kinard-Tyler wins 1st state title

COLUMBIA, .C. (AP) - Jarius Jenkins rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns as Hunter-Kinard-Tyler defeated 26-8 on Friday to win the South Carolina Class A Division II championship, the school's first ever state title.

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (12-2) led 20-0 at halftime as Jenkins ran for 110 yards and touchdowns of 1, 17 and 4 yards. He added a 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Timmonsville (7-7) started the season 1-5, but rallied with six victories its next seven games to reach the championship. It could only cut the lead to 20-8 on Tyquez Young's 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler outgained Timmonsville 348-296.

The Trojans' defense also forced five Timmonsville turnovers, including three inside H-K-T territory.

Timmonsville was in its ninth state championship game and fell to 2-7 all-time in those contests.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.