We’ll have full recaps and multimedia coming throughout the weekend, including video highlights, photo galleries, and recap podcasts, but here’s your first look at the high school football action from around the Lowco in SCHSL Week 4 and SCISA Week 8.
Beaufort High 47, Bluffton 7: Amariee Morris and Jaylin Houseal both topped 100 yards rushing, and Tyler Haley tossed three TDs, including two to Kacy Fields, as the Eagles cruised to a 3-0 start.
Hilton Head High 24, James Island 10: Chase McCracken scored a pair of touchdowns and the Seahawks dominated on defense and special teams to improve to 2-0 heading into a key matchup with May River next week.
May River 46, Colleton County 14: Ahmad Green accounted for four TDs, three on the ground, and the Sharks bounced back from their first loss in a big way, crushing the Cougars to remain in good position to claim a spot in the condensed playoffs.
Oceanside Collegiate 55, Battery Creek 0: The Dolphins were overmatched on the road against a powerful Landsharks team that wrapped up the Region 8-3A title.
Whale Branch 33, Cross 14: The Warriors pulled away in the second half to improve to 4-0 and clinch the Region 7-1A title.
Hilton Head Christian Academy 42, John Paul II 14: Jace Blackshear threw three TD passes and ran for two scores, and JP Peduzzi found the end zone three times and was crowned homecoming king as the Eagles rolled to a seventh straight win to start the season.
Orangeburg Prep 14, Beaufort Academy 13: The Eagles took the lead in the fourth quarter but missed a potential game-winning field goal at the end of the game to let a big region game get away.
Hilton Head Prep 52, Northwood Academy 6: The Dolphins dominated the Chargers on the road to end their five-game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Thomas Heyward Academy 41, St. John’s Christian 6: The Rebels got off to a quick start and pitched a shutout in the second half to blow out the previously unbeaten Cavaliers on the road for their seventh straight win.