The move to Class 4A was no problem on opening night for May River, which sat through two lightning delays before polishing off a 28-7 win at James Island on Friday.
Ahmad Green scored a pair of first-half touchdowns and added a third rushing score in the third quarter, and Cam Scott capped off the scoring for the Sharks.
May River’s defense was up to the task all night, making a goal-line stand after the second weather delay to temporarily preserve the shutout. The Trojans finally broke through when a tipped pass floated to an open receiver in the back of the end zone.
The Sharks (1-0) host crosstown rival Bluffton (0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.