The top team in South Carolina and the No. 17 team in the Super 25 has fallen.
After being held scoreless in the first half, Spartanburg rallied to tie but an interception in the red zone in the final minutes stopped an attempt at a game-tying drive and Boiling Springs pulled off the 20-13 victory Friday.
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With the victory, Boiling Springs moved to 4-4 with its third consecutive win after a 1-4 start. Spartanburg fell to 7-1.
Boiling Springs jumped out to a 13-0 lead at halftime behind an 18-yard TD pass from Mason Streater to Will Brown midway through the first quarter and a pair of field goals.
Spartanburg got on the board on a 9-yard run with 2:29 left in the third and tied the score at 13-13 on a 6-yard run by Austin Scott with 5:37 left in the game. Scott’s TD was set up by a 29-yard run by Tavien Feaster, a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina.
Boiling Springs answered back just 62 seconds later with a 12-yard run by Streater for the 20-13 advantage.
Spartanburg tried to put the game-tying drive together, but a deep pass was intercepted by Jalene Kennedy at the 16-yard line with 2:51 remaining. Boiling Spring was able to get a first down and put the game away.