HSFB: Local SCISA Teams Earn Lofty Preseason Rankings

All five area private-school football teams received votes, with four earning top-five rankings and two ranked first in their classifications, in the preseason SCISA Prep Football Media Poll released Friday.

Defending champions Thomas Heyward (SCISA 1A) and Beaufort Academy (8-man) were unanimous No. 1 picks in the voting by reporters throughout the state who regularly cover SCISA football. Hilton Head Christian Academy is ranked third and Hilton Head Prep is ranked fifth in SCISA 2A, while John Paul II received votes.

SCISA 3A

1. Hammond (6)
2. First Baptist 
3. Porter-Gaud
4. Laurence Manning
5. Cardinal Newman
Others receiving votes: Ben Lippen, Heathwood Hall

SCISA 2A

1. Florence Christian (6)
2. Trinity-Byrnes
3. Hilton Head Christian Academy
4. Robert E. Lee Academy
5. Hilton Head Prep
Others receiving votes:
Greenwood Christian, John Paul II

SCISA 1A

1. Thomas Heyward (6)
2. Pee Dee Academy
3. Dillon Christian
4. Carolina Academy
5. Bethesda Academy
Others receiving votes: Dorchester Academy, Colleton Prep

SCISA 8-man

1. Beaufort Academy (5)
2. Clarendon Hall
3. Andrew Jackson
4. Jefferson Davis
5. W.W. King
Others receiving votes: St. John’s Christian, Wardlaw Academy, Richard Winn Academy

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