Kentucky traveled to Columbia, SC to face the Gamecocks and try to end the season with a victory after the heartbreak of that defeat against Tennessee.

South Carolina took an early lead thanks to a penalty kick just a couple of minutes into the game but the Wildcats responded in fine style with a try by Jacob Goeppner in the 7th minute to give them the lead at 5-3. Goeppner crossed the line again in the 20th minute to extend the lead to 12 -3 only to see the hosts land another penalty kick three minutes before the break and shorten the lead to 12-6.

Just before the break Anthony Mencini scored to make the score 19-6 at the half and the Wildcats had the upper hand.

Collin Burckle was one of four forwards to cross for a try in the 40-6 win at South Carolina. (Photo by Cassie Redden)

Five minutes into the second half and Peter Guariglia extended the lead to 26-6 with a try. Kentucky’s forwards were commanding the game and it showed in the tryscoiring as both Collin Burckle and Jared Monnier added scores to leave the victory in no doubt. Brendon Esson had another decent day with the boot as he added five of six conversion attempts to make the score 40-6 on the day.

Kentucky finished the campaign with a 6-3 record and finished third in the SCRC Division One.

The “B” team also finished their excellent season with a solid win, taking the win with a 22-5 scoreline over their hosts. Jayden Elwood scored two tries while Dailen Ward and Peter Guariglia also crossed for scores. Kaiden Fothergill added one conversion from four attempts to round out the scoring.

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